Charles F. Haanel, the author of the main principles of this book, has been regarded by hundreds of people as the “Father of Personal Development”.
Rumour has it that while he was attending Harvard University, Bill Gates discovered and read The Master Key System. It was this book that inspired Bill Gates to drop out of the University and pursue his dream of “a computer on every desktop.” And the rest they say is history . .
Silicon Valley also has a secret and it’s that almost every entrepreneur who made a fortune in recent years did so by studying the teachings of “Before the Secret” which was written over eighty years ago!
Countless self development books have been based on these teachings which can be found in “Before The Secret”. The teachings have been shared in the movie and more recently on Oprah with the students of these teachings.
“THINK & GROW RICH” propelled Napoleon Hill and others of his era to great heights of fame and wealth. “The Secret” and “The Law of Attraction” provide ample resources to those seeking success on all levels. Yet many people, despite having this great knowledge at their fingertips, go through life barely surviving.
The words of Charles Haanel, although a bit dated in language, still resonate today as the very foundation of modern thought.
Haanel, indeed, is referred to as “The Father of Personal Development.”
Take the time to learn now from the Master . . .
Nature compels us all to move through life.
We could not remain stationary however much we wished.
Every right-thinking person wants not merely to move through life like a sound producing, perambulating plant, but to develop – to improve – and to continue the development mentally to the close of physical life.
This development can occur only through the improvement of the quality of individual thought and the ideals, actions and conditions that arise as a consequence.
Hence a study of the creative processes of thought and how to apply them is of supreme importance to each one of us. This knowledge is the means whereby the evolution of human life on earth may be
hastened and uplifted in the process. Humanity ardently seeks “The Truth” and explores every avenue to it. In this process it has produced a special literature, which ranges the whole gamut of thought from the trivial to the sublime – up from Divination, through all the Philosophies, to the final lofty Truth of “The Master Key”.
The “Master Key” is here given to the world as a means of tapping the great cosmic intelligence and attracting from it that which corresponds to the ambitions, and aspirations of each reader.
Every thing and institution we see around us, created by human agency, had first to exist as a thought in some human mind.
Thought therefore is constructive.
Human thought is the spiritual power of the cosmos operating through its creature man. “The Master Key” instructs the reader how to use that power, and use it both constructively and creatively.
The things and conditions we desire to become realities we must first create in thought.
“The Master Key” explains and guides the process………
“The Master Key” teaching has hitherto been published in the form of a Correspondence Course of 24 lessons, delivered to students one per week for 24 weeks.
The reader, who now receives the whole 24 parts at one times, is warned not to attempt to read the book like a novel, but to treat it as a course of study and conscientiously to imbibe the meaning of each
part – reading and re-reading one part only per week before proceeding to the next.
Otherwise the later parts will tend to be misunderstood and the reader’s time and money will be wasted.
Used as thus instructed “The Master Key” will make of the reader a greater, better personality, and equipped with a new power to achieve any worthy personal purpose and a new ability to enjoy life’s beauty and wonder.