We can’t reasonably hope to succeed by merely dreaming about success.
We surely can”t achieve success if you plunge blindly through your career.
We can’t really succeed without possessing some degree of personal magnetism.
When you began reading this article, you certainly possessed a measure of magnetic capacity, either physical or psychic. If you have energetically observed its directions, you have developed both varieties; but, above that, you have also combined them into one living whole, the magnetic personality.
This result has required at least a year of persistent effort. If you have arrived at this point in less time, you should go back and begin where haste first retarded your progress.
Magnetism is a natural growth.
No matter how great may be our ability to read and understand books, growth require time as well as intelligent effort. No matter how poor may be our ability in such respect, that growth is absolutely certain if we put reasonable time and genuine effort into its acquisition.
The giant trees of California were once puny saplings. The slow lapse of time has drew nature into their mighty hearts. Magnetism can no more be acquired by the mere reading of an article, or by hurried practice of its directions, than can these giants of the West be produced in the hot-house culture of a northern summer.
Magnetic growth is naturally slow. Its principles, its methods, and the results of its study, have to be deeply sunk into and absorbed and assimilated by the subjective self before the reaction of magnetism in the objective life can obtain.
Magnetism and practical life.
The faithful observance of these suggestions may develop many surprises. The growth of magnetism involves intense and continuous concentration of thought upon the psychic field. The sole value of magnetism consists in its practical application to everyday affairs.
Success-Magnetism is not an accomplishment it is a practical power. When rightly developed and used, it controls the subjective self in the concrete work of the objective. The definition of the goal you have been seeking now appears:
Success-magnetism is personal magnetism intelligently multiplied into actual life.