DEALING WITH OTHERS.
In all application of magnetism to persons, you are urged to remember
that your very first goal, always and preeminently, is an agreeable
feeling within their minds. You should never try to induce a person t
o act your way until you have thoroughly established in him a good fe
eling toward yourself. This is the prime initial step. When such a co
ndition has been secured, you are then ready for the magnetic assault
and then only.
When you are dealing with other people, endeavoring magnetically to
win them to your wish, you should summon the general magnetic feelin
g within yourself, will them to do as you desire, and at the same ti
me think of them as already consenting and acting. Your inner condit
ion should be perfectly calm, buoyant, hopeful, whatever the externa
l means employed, your mind should be concentrated upon the thing de
sired, and its accomplishment should be thought of as now secured. T
he response of the person may be delayed, but this should not discou
rage you, for some minds do not take suggestions (those of your unsp
oken will are referred to) quickly, and they do not act instantly up
on their own thought. It is invariably best to induce people to beli
eve that they are acting on their personal impulse or judgment; they
should be made to feel perfectly free, not at all coerced, and that
they are doing their own will rather than yours simply because they
wish so to do.
We may summarize all these suggestions in the words of a distinguishe
d scientific writer:
"Life is not a bully who swaggers out into the open universe, upsettin
g the laws of energy in all directions, but rather a consummate strate
gist, who, sitting in his secret chamber over his wires, directs the m
ovements of a great army." This is a good description of magnetism.
The success-magnetism assumption: We are now ready for the great a
ssumption-principle of magnetism in applied life.
Think of every goal as already reached, of every undertaking as alre