The following are excerpts from week 15 of the Master Key System written by Charles Haanel in 1912. This week in my blog I am simply sharing some of these teachings for those who may not have had an opportunity to read this material for themselves. It is not in it’s entirety but more over some of my favorite paragraphs from this weeks work book.
1. The laws under which we live are designed solely for our advantage. These laws
are immutable and we cannot escape from their operation.
2. All the great eternal forces act in solemn silence, but it is in our power to place
ourselves in harmony with them and thus express a life of comparative peace and
3. Difficulties, inharmonies, and obstacles, indicate that we are either refusing to
give out what we no longer need, or refusing to accept what we require.
4. Growth is attained through an exchange of the old for the new, of the good for
the better; it is a conditional or reciprocal action, for each of us is a complete
thought entity and this completeness makes it possible for us to receive only as we
5. We cannot obtain what we lack if we tenaciously cling to what we have. We are
able to consciously control our conditions as we come to sense the purpose of what
we attract, and are able to extract from each experience only what we require for
our further growth. Our ability to do this determines the degree of harmony or
happiness we attain.
6. The ability to appropriate what we require for our growth, continually increases
as we reach higher planes and broader visions, and the greater our abilities to know
what we require, the more certain we shall be to discern its presence, to attract it
and to absorb it. Nothing may reach us except what is necessary for our growth.
7. All conditions and experiences that come to us do so for our benefit. Difficulties
and obstacles will continue to come until we absorb their wisdom and gather from
them the essentials of further growth.
8. That we reap what we sow is mathematically exact. We gain permanent strength
exactly to the extent of the effort required to overcome difficulties.
9. The inexorable requirements of growth demand that we exert the greatest
degree of attraction for what is perfectly in accord with us. Our highest happiness
will be best attained through our understanding of, and conscious cooperation with
10. In order to possess vitality thought must be impregnated with love. Love is a
product of the emotions. It is therefore essential that the emotions be controlled
and guided by the intellect and reason.