Book Reviews of Magic of Believing

Magic of Believing
Magic of Believing
Author: Claude M. Bristol
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ISBN-13: 9780671764128
ISBN-10: 0671764128
Publication Date: 4/1/1991
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Fireside
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
A good self-help book to help use the mind to get what you want. Includes imaging.
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" Written in 1948, The Magic of Believing has helped thousands attain both personal and professional goals and the appeal of its philosophy remains a powerful tool for change. Now you can turn your thoughts into real achievements too!


Leaders of government and industry...stars of stage and screen...giants of science and the business world agree...These clear, easy-to-follow principles changed their lives and they can change yours, too!

Formulated by a successful businessman and world traveler, this method has been used by millions for over three decades. The Magic of Believing offers the key to a world of unlimited opportunity. Now you can discover:

* How to become the person you believe yourself to be
* How to use your imagination to set your goals
* Three sure-fire steps to getting what you want
* The power of suggestion: How to use your thoughts to make things happen
* Mental picture: The art of turning thoughts into action, results and rewards
* Why and how believing makes it so
Make your job work for you. Start your own business. Increase your income. Lose weight. Add love to your life. Whatever your goal, you can make it happen through The Magic of Believing! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author
The late Claude M. Bristol was a lawyer, lecturer, investment banker, and foreign correspondent. He is the coauthor of the long-time bestseller, TNT: The Power Within.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Helpful Score: 2
An older classic which has been rewritten many times in many different styles to date. Nothing new, but I still liked the book even thou the lingo sometimes slowed me down. I didn't care for the way the author called indigenous peoples, savages but that was par for the course in the 1940's. He does give 2 or 3 easy techniques for tapping into the subconscious. Overall I felt happy while reading the book and that is my personal benchmark for worthiness and learning.
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The science of setting your goal and then reaching it!
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Powerful forces locked in your mind can turn desire into reality. Learn how to harness the unlimited energies of your subconscious.
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It probably wouldn't work anyway.
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Another book on the how to turn your thoughts into actions. Precursor to "The Secret." Visualizing positive thoughts does work, contrary to what people think. For example, I had a student who was PITA (pain in the a**). First thing in the morning, he was fine. After an hour, he refused to do work, bothered the other students, and would do what he wanted to do. Finally, I removed everything from his desk. I refused to hand-out a textbook or worksheets to him. Instead, I would calmly go up to him and ask him if he wanted to work. He would shrug. I told him I took that as a no and when he wanted to work, he would have to verbally tell me. I would turn to the class and start teaching but in my mind I visualized him as not in the classroom. In fact, I would circle the room and walk past him as if he wasn't even there. After two weeks of this treatment, he finally told me he wanted to be part of the class and wanted to learn. For the rest of the year, he was an absolute pleasure. A little rough at times, but he did learn.