Thursday, June 9,  2016
                                     Spring Edition 297

Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


"People with goals succeed because they know where they're going."

Earl Nightingale

Mind is indeed the Builder... what is held in the act of mental vision becomes a reality in the material experience. We are gradually builded to that image created within our own mental being."

-Edgar Cayce

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go  to work."

-H L Hunt



I'm sure you noticed that the offer of the book no longer includes the workbook for free. Well, that starts with the next newsletter so, YES you can order the book, and the workbook is free IF you hurry. 

Less is more. Fewer words are better than more words. So, the article this week is even shorter than normal, yet has an abundance of wisdom.   If you have never heard the speech mentioned by Earl Nightingale you owe it to yourself to listen to it. 

We have two new workbooks and they will be available soon on the website.  Watch for them. 

While the name of this newsletter is SHIPP'S LOG, the important LOG is yours.  How does it read? It is an exciting adventure? Or is it one day like the next, sitting at anchor, not doing much of anything new, different, or exciting?  It's your LOG and it's up to you. If it's boring then do something!

Yes, you have 21 days left to reach your 6 month goals. Some of you have already reached them, some of you are on tract, and some of you have a lot of work to do in the next 21 days. 

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We become

  1. We become what we think about

  1. Earl Nightingale's famous speech was "The Strangest Secret". If you have not heard it, you are one of the few. You can find it on YouTube and it is well worth listening to. 

  1. The message was given in the 1950's, yet it is timeless and often quoted.  Here are some related quotes:

    Marcus Aurelius:  "A man's life is what his thoughts make of it." 

    Disraeli:    "Everything comes if a man will only wait.  A human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and nothing can resist a will that will stake even existence for its fulfillment."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson:  "A man is what he thinks about, all day long."

    William James:  "The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. We need in only cold blood act as if the thing in question were real, and it will become infallibly real

    Dr Norman Vincent Peale:  "If you think in negative terms, you will get negative results. If you think in positive terms, you will achieve positive results."  

     "Believe and succeed."

    Jesus:    "As ye believe, so shall it be done unto you."

    Sir Isaac Newton:     "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction."

    Sermon on the Mount:

    "Ask, and it shall be given you.                        
    1. Seek, and ye shall find. 


    Knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 


    For every one that asketh, receiveth.
    And he that seeketh, findeth.
    And to him that knocketh, it shall be opened."

    Success is not the result of making money; making money is the result of success - and successes in direct proportion to our service.

    Renoir     (in later life suffered from rheumatism especially in his hands):  "I'm still making progress."    The next day he died

    Yes, it is as simple and as profound as, 'We become what we think about.'  

    This short article says it all, yet without all the stories that could be written about the truth and how it has effected others.  More important, how has it affected you? What have you thought about so much that you became it? Where has your focus taken you? 

    Where is your focus today? Is it in the positive, the forward looking, the item(s) you want to accomplish? Is you focus on what you want to become?   I hope so, as that is how you will accomplish.