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Book Summary - As A Man Thinketh by James Allen

Vikram Brahma is a Digitalpreneur, Author, Blogger, Writer, & YouTuber. He loves to write content & spend time working from home.


There are many books which can help you to grow in life. Many people believe that - As A Man Thinketh by James Allen should be the first foundation book in this direction.

This is a very simple book to read and it talks about one very important aspect of life. If you can understand that aspect and use it properly then you can definitely change your ordinary life to ideal life.

The fundamental idea about this book is - “your life is shaped by your thoughts”. Thoughts are like seeds and if you will plant good seeds you will get good results. And if you will plant negative seeds you will get negative results. In simple words, shit in shit out, and positive in, positive out.

Whether you believe or not whatever you are manifesting in your life is the direct result of your thoughts. So, analyze your thoughts and feed only positive thoughts in your life. It can help you achieve your ideal life. So, let’s understand some of the important points of this book.

As A Man Thinketh

As A Man Thinketh

Effects Of Thoughts On Circumstances

As per the author, currently, whatever circumstances we are facing now is because of our thoughts.

For example, I struggled for three years due to brain diseases and bad health. Before that, I was busy building my offline business but they all failed one by one and that broke my heart. Due to such situations slowly depression could put a hold on me.

Then I took medication for three years and now I am doing well. In just one year I build my online business and I was able to build three sources of income.

Now, I think I can write on a million things and I can build multiple sources of income just by sitting from home. And my heart, mind, and thought say - by the end of 2021, I will have at least seven sources of thriving income.

Thought And Purpose

As per the author, you need to aline thoughts with your higher purpose. You have to learn to do any work as best as you can. It takes time and practice. For example, you want to become super-rich and wealthy in life. And for this purpose, you need to work day and night.

So, what is your higher purpose in life? Can it be you want to solve problems related to unemployment in your area? Is it related to developing industries of your city? What is your higher purpose for becoming super-rich and wealthy?

I want to become super-rich and wealthy because I want to denote 5-10% of my income to my state and among poor people those who really need them. I want to help 50 families to come out of poverty and the education system in a real sense. When I will achieve that target then I can say that I have reached my higher purpose.

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Thought Factor In Achievement

As per the author, before anyone can achieve anything significant in life he has to learn to control and leave his/her animal desires (negative desires). Till the time you will not have clarity in your thoughts then you cannot achieve anything meaningful in life.

It is possible in life for someone that he can achieve great results both in business as well as in his spiritual journey. A person of such nature will do good for society.

Therefore, we need to always monitor our thoughts and we cannot achieve great things without sacrifice in life. And the best sacrifice we can do is learn to monitor and control our animal desires and thought process.

Visions and ideals

Visions and ideals

Visions And Ideals

As for me, this topic is the most significant part of this book. The author believes that - “dreams save the world”. It is a known fact that whatever great achievements we have done in this world begin with someone’s dream and vision.

Humans have landed on the Moon and now we are planning to land on Mars. So, James Allen says - we need to keep alive our dreams and visions.

There are many people who are struggling in life. If they will keep their dreams alive then sure one day sooner or later they can reach their destination with the help of their action. Remember your vision and ideal are the most precious things you have. There are more chances you can achieve those because we are what we think all day long.


If you can practice and learn the art of staying calm then you can reach a new level of wisdom. Many people learn this secret the hard way.

If you can learn this technique and apply it in your business even many people will love to connect with you. After all who will not like to do business with someone who is calm and happy.

You can reach this stage only by practicing for many days. And this you can achieve by controlling your unproductive thoughts and senses.


I hope by now you have understood that your thoughts are literally responsible for shaping your life. They are powerful and alive and you must use them in the right way to create a wonderful life for yourself and for others.

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2020 Vikram Brahma

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