What is cwt8, from Chapter 9, Think and Grow Rich?

He mentions everyone who has been in war know this. I have not been in war, can someone please explain?

Thank You.

asked 27 Aug '10, 02:18

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edited 19 Feb '11, 15:22

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I would check what copy of the book you are reading. In Chapter 9 under habit on Google books it says acts.I have seen the other PDF copies on line and they do say cwt8 I believe it is just a typo from a pdf copy that is in circulation

HABIT. Persistence is the direct result of habit. The mind absorbs and becomes a part of the daily experiences upon which it feeds. Fear, the worst of all enemies, can be effectively cured by forced repetition of acts of courage. Everyone who has seen active service in war knows this.

great quote btw



answered 27 Aug '10, 06:26

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edited 29 Aug '10, 16:43

I have this in this link and it is not to be found, I did a search and there is no cwt8 anywhere in here.


Here is a quote from I think the section:

WILL-POWER. The habit of concentrating one's thoughts upon the building of plans for the attainment of a definite 164 164 Page 165 166 165 purpose, leads to persistence. h. HABIT. Persistence is the direct result of habit. The mind absorbs and becomes a part of the daily experiences upon which it feeds. Fear, the worst of all enemies, can be effectively cured by forced repetition of acts of courage. Everyone who has seen active service in war knows this. Before leaving the subject of PERSISTENCE, take inventory of yourself, and determine in what particular, if any, you are lacking in this essential quality. Measure yourself courageously, point by point, and see how many of the eight factors of persistence you lack. The analysis may lead to discoveries that will give you a new grip on yourself.

But if you want the real thing don't bother with the watered down Think and Grow Rich read instead the original book The Laws of Success in 16 Lessons


answered 19 Feb '11, 08:56

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Wade Casaldi

edited 20 Feb '11, 01:27

Thanks for that second link.

(19 Feb '11, 15:38) Pranay

Yes, thanks for that Wade :)

(20 Feb '11, 01:30) Michaela

You are welcome Pranay yes the original is way larger and more detailed, this is the 1928 version I have just found out someone of the web is selling the original 1925 raw unedited version. So even the 1928 version is edited but no where near as much as Think And Grow Rich is edited. Think of it 272 pages for Think And Grow Rich vs 1170 pages for Law Of Success that the book Think and Grow Rich came out of

(20 Feb '11, 01:34) Wade Casaldi

You are welcome Michaela, and everyone that appreciates this as well. :-)

(20 Feb '11, 02:12) Wade Casaldi

What is the biggest difference from the original book? Anything much different?

(21 Feb '11, 21:45) Back2Basics

You are comparing a book that has 1170 pages to a book 272 pages, I suppose you could call Think and Grow Rich a cliff notes version of The Laws of Success if that is good enough for you then I guess that is good enough. For me I like having all the missing parts myself.

(22 Feb '11, 05:15) Wade Casaldi
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If you go to Google and select "Books" and then within brackets type ""Learn to ride a bicycle"" you will get About 2,400 results.

If within the same search you change from "Books" to "Videos" you will get 179 results.

If you read every book and watch every video you will come upon a few errors in instruction.

Or you could go to a country like China as ask millions of bicycle riders which books on "Learning to ride a bicycle" were the most beneficial to them.

To your surprise you may discover that possibly none of them read a book on riding a bicycle.

So they are not burdened by the errors in instruction.

When you come right down to it, it doesn't matter how well the instruction satisfies your scrutiny if you don't have a bicycle.

And when you do have a bicycle, it doesn't matter what the quality of the instruction is, because regardless you will fall off and possibly get hurt a few times before you get your balance.

And when you do get your balance, it will not be because of the book your read on "How to ride"

You will realize that the book was just the motivation.

You figured out the "How to" from your own unique perspective.

We all possess the same consciousness Potential.

To discover this we may need books.

But the details within them are irrelevant when you put them to practice.

They exist to help you put it into practice.

If the book is wrong, you will only know this by putting it into practice.

At which point it doesn't matter that there is a mistake, for you are now practicing it.

"Is this the right way to do it" is only the burden of the follower.

Once you are doing it you will know what works for you, and it may make the most intelligent and praiseworthy book ever written on consciousness completely useless to your particular experience.

So what?

If you trust your own instincts to guide you, it doesn't matter if the map you have has a street marked incorrectly.

The inward quest is about trusting that instinct. And in that trust you can afford to ignore all the incorrect details.


answered 20 Feb '11, 17:57

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The Traveller

And now may I contradict myself by saying "Thank you Wade for the link to "the laws of success in 16 lessons"".

(20 Feb '11, 18:00) The Traveller

this is a very good point.

(21 Feb '11, 21:46) Back2Basics

Thank you Back2Basics. I was a bit concerned that I may have insulted you by the way I answered your genuine Question that required an appropriate answer as excellently demonstrated by ursixx. It's only because that your question was already answered that I took a different direction.

(24 Feb '11, 07:54) The Traveller
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Very useful. I can only thank you.


answered 16 Feb '11, 17:30

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