Of all the beautiful truths pertaining to the soul that have been restored and brought to light in this age, none is more gladdening or fruitful of divine promise and confidence than this—that you are the master of your thought, the molder of your character, and the maker and shaper of your condition, environment and destiny. Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results … We understand this law in the natural world, and work with it; but few understand it in the mental and moral world—although its operation there is just as simple and undeviating— and they, therefore, do not cooperate with it.
Law, not confusion, is the dominating principle in the universe; justice, not injustice, is the soul and substance of life; and righteousness, not corruption, is the molding and moving force in the spiritual government of the world. This being so, we have to but right ourselves to find that the universe is right.
We don't attract what we want, but what we are. Only by changing your thoughts will you change your life. Circumstances do not make a person, they reveal him. We have no one else to blame for our present condition except ourselves. Change your world by changing your mind. Most of us are anxious to improve our circumstances, but are unwilling to improve ourselves—and we therefore remain bound.
Source: As a Man Thinketh, James Allen