His parents were the Methodist minister George C. Haddock and Cornelia B. Herrick Haddock. He moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin , where he established himself as an attorney.
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Diseases of the Will Chapter V. Training of the Will Chapter VI. Suggestions for Practice Chapter IX. Exercises for the Eye Chapter X. Exercises for the Ear Chapter XI. Exercises for the Nerves Chapter XV. Attention in Reading Chapter XX. It will become a Teacher if you will honestly try to secure mental reaction upon it; that is, if you will resolve to THINK— to Think with it and to Think into it.
It will be Prophet of a higher and more successful living if you will persistently and intelligently follow its requirements, for this will make yourself a completer Manual of the Perfected Will.
But remember! This book cannot think for you; That is the task of your mind. This book cannot hold you to persistence in self-culture; That is the test of your will. This book is not magical. It promises nothing occult or mysterious. It is simply a call to practical and scientific work. If you will steadfastly go on through the requirements marked out, this book will develop within you highest wishes of welfare for self, it will make you a teacher of self, it will inspire you as a prophet of self brought to largest efficiency.
Person acts behind the mask of body. The basic idea of person is self-determined unfoldment. The central factor in such unfoldment is Will. Will is a way person has of being and doing. A certain complex of our ways of being and doing constitutes mind.
Mind operates on two levels: one on that of awareness, the other on that of the subconscious. In the subconscious realm of person the evolutionary phases of heredity, habit, established processes, exhibit. In the field of awareness the phase of variation, both by reason of external stimulus and by reason of psychic freedom, appears. But organized person is inherently restless. The Will exhibits the law of discontent. Restlessness of organism develops Will. Person unfolds by control and use of Will.
The Will must take itself in hand for greatest personal completeness. Personal life ends in subjection to such external powers, or rises to mastery over them, 3. Exercise involves the use of its own instruments — body, mind, the world. The only method which can strengthen and ennoble Will is that which puts into action itself in conjunction with its furniture. This method, persistently followed, is certain to give to the Will mighty power, and to enlarge and enrich person.
This change may be exceedingly slight after the first stimulus, but each repetition of the stimulus increases the change, with its following specific reaction, until by constant repetition a permanent alteration in the nervous matter stimulated occurs, which produces a fixed habitual way of working in it.
In other words, the nervous matter acquires a special way of working, that is, of function, by habit. It need not be left with only the slender equipment of functions which Nature gives it at birth. Instead, it can be fashioned artificially, that is, by education, so that it may acquire very many new functions or capacities which never come by birth nor by inheritance, but which can be stamped upon it as so many physical alterations in its proplasmic substance.
This is the method of The Power-Book Library, the ideal of which is — not mastery of books, but sovereign use of the growing self. By practice, practice, practice, the Will stimulus will not only organize brain centers to perform new functions, but will project new connecting, or, as they are technically called, association fibers, which will make nerve centers work together as they could not without being thus associated.
Each such self-created brain center requires great labor to make it, because nothing but the prolonged exertion of the personal Will can fashion anything of the kind. By a human brain we mean one which has been slowly fashioned into an instrument by which the personality can recognize and know all things physical, from the composition of a pebble to the elements of a fixed star.
It is the Will alone which can make material seats for mind, and when made they are the most personal things in the body. We cannot over-estimate the priceless value of such direction, when completely effective, for the life of the individual in this world. A mind always broken in to the sway of the Will, and therefore thinking according to Will, and not according to reflex action, Power of Will by Frank Channing Haddock, Ph.
A man who habitually thinks according to purpose, will then speak according to purpose; and who will care to measure strength with such a man? But one by one they lagged and suffered themselves to be outstripped by others, whom perhaps few suspected at the start would reach the first rank before them, because they appeared so much inferior in mental powers to the men whom ultimately they outdistanced wholly.
Will direction explains it all. What is the finest mental machine in this life without will power! It is clothed with powers which will enable him to obtain the greatest of all possessions — self-possession. Self-possession implies the capacity for self-restraint, self-compulsion and self-direction; and he who has these, if he live long enough, can have any other possessions that he wants.
You have in your brain an inexhaustible wealth. You can so develop your power of will that it will command the luxuries, the accomplishments, the marked successes, which potentially lie dormant in every human being. Well spake the philosopher who said: "You are the architect of your own career.
Power of Will
New Thought Wisdom
Frank Channing Haddock