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Chapter - 1
The Secret Door to Success
A successful man is always asked - "What is the secret of your success?"
People never ask a man who is a failure, "What is the secret of your failure?" It is
quite easy to see and they are not interested. People all want to know how to open the
secret door to success.
For each man there is success, but it seems to be behind a door or wall. In the Bible
reading, we have heard the wonderful story of the falling of the walls of Jericho.
Of course all biblical stories have a metaphysical interpretation.
We will talk now about your wall of Jericho: the wall separating you from success.
Nearly everyone has built a wall around his own Jericho. This city you are not able to
enter, contains great treasures; your divinely designed success, your heart's desire!
What kind of wall have you built around your Jericho? Often, it is a wall of
resentment - resenting someone, or resenting a situation, shuts off your good. If you
are a failure and resent the success of someone else, you are keeping away your own
success. I have given the following statement to neutralize envy and resentment.
What God has done for others, He now does for me and more.
A woman was filled with envy because a friend had received a gift, she made this
statement, and an exact duplicate of the gift was given her - plus another present. It
was when the children of Israel shouted, that the walls of Jericho fell down. When you
make an affirmation of Truth, your wall of Jericho totters.
I gave the following statement to a woman: The walls of lack and delay now crumble
away, and I enter my Promised Land, under grace. She had a vivid picture of stepping
over a fallen wall, and received the demonstration of her good, almost immediately. It
is the word of realization which brings about a change in your affiars; for words and
thoughts are a form of radio-activity.
Taking an interest in your work, enjoying what you are doing opens the secret door of
success. A number of years ago I went to California to speak at the different centers,
by way of the Panama Canal, and on the boat I met a man named Jim Tully.