British Author James Allen is best known for his motivational books and poetry. Allen's books demonstrate how harnessing the power of thought can impact a man's abilities. He was one of the first 20th century authors to analyze how motivation affects one's inner potential.
While Allen achieved neither fame nor wealth in his lifetime, the value of his philosophy is in its longevity. Today, his books and writings continue to be republished and influence readers the world over.
How A Man Thinkest is Allen's most famous book. It is a classic treatise on self-improvement. The basic premise is that noble thoughts lead to noble actions while low thoughts serve to bring the thinker down.
Out from the Heart continues from where As a Man Thinketh left off. It includes essays on nature and the power of the mind to shape work and development. In it, Allen warns that before heading down the path of truth and virtue, you should recognize the current state in which you find yourself at the beginning of your journey. Only by recognizing that the journey will require discipline and patience can one, in the end, achieve a "well-ordered, blessed and beautiful life."
As A Man Thinketh, Out From The Heart