Mastering Life Before Its Too Late by pastor Robert J Morgan contains principles that match perfectly with the idea that Thoughts Are Things as mentioned at the start of the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
Here are some of the points I underlined while I was reading the book.
"To master life, we must know the Master Himself and gain mastery of His Word."
"The Bible is the best self-improvement course ever devised."
"Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand." - Thomas Carlyle
"There is a time when we must firmly choose the course we will follow, or the relentless drift of events will make the decision."
"...if you're not living on purpose, you're caught in a relentless drift."
"Rather than hearing the soulful tunes of my own negative feelings, I can turn the dial, change the station, choose a biblical frequency, and select a set of attitudes that harmonizes with heaven."
"We should train ourselves to count our blessings, minimize our complaints, rejoice in the Lord, and obey the words of Jesus, "Be of good cheer."
"Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulty."
"Patient plodding produces durable results."
Pastor Rob Morgan provides ten biblical laws for pleasantly productive people by answering the question: How do I gain mastery of my life before it’s too late?
A lifelong student of the Bible, Rob Morgan has spent forty years reading thousands of pages about maximizing each day and becoming purposeful and productive. Now he has found a simple plan that works—featuring ten biblical principles that transcend human wisdom. These life patterns can be implemented today whether you’re a student or a senior adult, a novice or an executive. They can help anyone, anytime, anywhere develop a perpetually effective life.
1. Listen to a twelve-year-old: Jesus’ first statement was: Be about your Father’s business.
2. Redeem the time: Wasted hours can never be regained.
3. Clear the decks: God isn’t disorganized; why should we be?
4. Maximize the morning: Schedule a standing appointment with God.
5. Pull off at rest stops: Routinely replenish your inner resources.
6. Operate on yourself: Diagnose and treat yourself spiritually.
7. Live “As If”: Act by faith even when your emotions aren’t cooperating.
8. Bathe in the Dead Sea: Experience the buoyancy of biblical joy.
9. Practice the power of plodding: Effectively complete major tasks by persistently working in small increments.
10. Remember there are two of you: It’s Christ in you Who’s achieving significance.
Based on actual Scriptures, this simple, hope-filled plan for mastering life before it’s too late will put you on the path toward a lifetime of success.