“I did not think” is an excuse offered by many. Thinking is the thing in business.
Every woman should take from five to fifty minutes each day to divorce her mind from the strenuous activity surrounding her, and devote that time to thought, and good will come out of it.
The brain is like a muscle, it must be exercised or it becomes flabby. Meditate, journal, or just have some silence.
Cultivate concentration of thought; study your sphere of usefulness; cut out the weeds that grow in your brain; get out of the mental rut you are in; stop drifting; keep your brain healthily active.
Women are paid either for what they think or for what they can physically do. A woman’s capacity for thought far exceeds her physical strength.
The world offers golden prizes to the woman who thinks. Therefore we should cultivate our brains and make them expand. The brain is like a plant. If you nourish and cultivate it and care for it, it will grow too.
Excitement, striving for pleasures, indulging in reading light, frothy literature, excessive daily newspaper reading are all weeds and thought killers.
Don’t act on impulses. The get-rich-quick man or the fake mine promoter says, “Buy today, the price goes up tomorrow.” These fakirs don’t want you to think. Thinking is an enemy to their persuasive arguments. If you think, and think rightly, the fakir does not get you.
When you get a nasty email don’t answer it right away. Think it over. Think carefully. If your thoughts of revenge are so strong that you cannot calm yourself down, then write a letter and express yourself in the fullest degree. Leave the letter on your desk. Do not look at it for three hours. Then when you look at it you will instantly determine to tear it up, because in the meantime you have been thinking.
Thoughts expressed on paper have a different sound than if they are uttered verbally, therefore you should think carefully when you write.
Cultivate poise, calmness, and practice careful thought before you speak or write.
In proportion as you master difficult problems through thought, your brain will be ready for greater conquests.