The late Nobel prize-winning Dr. Albert Schweitzer was asked by a reporter, “Doctor, what is wrong with men today?” The great doctor was silent a moment, and then he said, men simply don’t think.

That is what I want to talk to you about today.

Successful Man


Why Do Some Men Attract Success While Others Do Not

Some men seem to attract success, power, wealth, attainment, with very little conscious effort; others conquer with great difficulty; still, others fail altogether to reach their ambitions, desires, and ideals.

Why is this so? Why do some men realize their ambitions easily, others with difficulty, and still others not at all?

The cause cannot be physical, else the most perfect men, physically, would be the most successful.

It Must Be In The Mind

The difference, therefore, must be mental-must be in the mind; hence mind must be the creative force, must constitute the sole difference between men.

It is mind, therefore, which overcomes the environment and every other obstacle in the path of men.

Everything we see around us created by human agency first had to exist as a thought in some human mind.

Thoughts Have Power

Thoughts Have Power

Thought, therefore, is constructive.

The things and conditions we desire to become realities we must create in thought.

Our minds will also create negative conditions just as readily favorable conditions and when we consciously or unconsciously visualize every kind of lack-limitation-and discord we create these conditions.

This is what many of us are unconsciously doing all the time.

This law as well as every other law is no respecter of persons but is in constant operation.

And it is relentlessly bringing to each individual what he has created.

In other words, as the Bible says – Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.

Thinking Is A Spiritual Activity

The thought is a spiritual activity and therefore endowed with creative power.

The most powerful forces in nature are its invisible forces – and we find the most powerful forces of man is his invisible forces – his spiritual force.

And the only way the spiritual force can be manifested is through the process of thought.

Every thought brings into action certain physical tissue – parts of the brain- nerve or muscle.

This produces an actual physical change in the construction of the tissue.

Doesn't Take Much Thought To Change

It Doesn’t Take Much Thought To Bring About Change

Therefore, it is only necessary to have a certain number of thoughts on a given subject in order to bring about a complete change in the physical organization of a man.

This is the process by which failure is changed into a success.

Thoughts of courage – power – inspiration – harmony are substituted for thoughts of failure – despair – lack – limitations and discord and these thoughts take root.

The physical tissue is changed and the individual see’s life in a new light.

Old things have actually passed away all things have become new he is born again.

This time born of the spirit – life has new meaning for him he is reconstructed an is filled with joy – confidence – hope- and energy.

He see’s opportunities for success in which he was before blind.

He recognizes possibilities which before had no meaning to him.

The thoughts of success with which he has been impregnated are radiated to those around him.

And they, in turn, help him onward and upward he attracts to him new and successful associates and this, in turn, changes his environment.

So that by the simple exercise of thought a man changes not only himself but his environment – circumstances – and conditions.

what is wrong with men

The Secret To Success Is Our Method Of Thinking

The secret of all power – all achievement – and all possession depends upon our method of thinking.

This is true because we must be – before we can do – and we can do – only to the extent which we are- and what we are depends on what we think.

There is a world within -a world of thought – and feeling – and power – of light and life – and beauty – and although invisible its forces are mighty.

The world within is governed by the mind – The world without is a reflection of the world within.

What comes to us in the world without is what we already posses in the world within.

Every thought, therefore, is a cause and every condition an effect, for this reason, it is absolutely essential that we control our thoughts.

To bring forth only desirable conditions.

The World Within

The World Within

A majority of mankind lives in the world without a few have found the world within.

Yet it is the world within that makes the world without.

It is therefore creative and everything which you find in your world without has been created by you in the world within.

The world within is the cause – the world without the effect – to change the effect you must change the cause.

Most men try to change effects by working with effects.

They fail to see that this is simply changing one form of distress for another.

To remove discord – we must remove the cause – and this cause can only be found in the world within.

All growth is from within – this is evident in all nature.

Every plant – every animal – every human being is a living testimony to this great law – and the error of the ages is in looking for strength or power from without.

In closing let me leave you with this – We are consistently creating and recreating ourselves

We are today the result of our past thinking and we shall become tomorrow what we are thinking today.


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29 Replies to “What Is Wrong With Men”

  1. Hi Eric! I really like your approach. And you sure have placed all the responsibility in our hands (as it should be).

    So if we cultivate a productive way of thinking it will reflect in the accomplishment of goals. As you have stated we’re consistently creating and recreating ourselves. And knowing this is empowering. Thank you!

    1. Hi Henry thank you for the gracious comment. Indeed our thougts reflect our life and words are only thoughts with sound. This is something I remind myself constantly to keep myself in check: I set the course of my life today with my words.   

  2. The quote at the beggining is super powerful.  I will definitely use that idea.  I also agree with the message of we are what we think.  Thinking or beleiving, having faith unlocks our happiness or demise.  I was captivated by the article. Thank you for your post and information.

  3. LOL!  I love the last banner picture.  I cracked up.  Join the Elite Super Affiliates and the cape.  Oh, wow.  Too funny.

    Anyway, the title of the article had me clicking on this just because I just had to see what was wrong with men.  Then you were talking about the power of thoughts.  Which is absolutely true.  Our thoughts do control our mindset at the beginning of each day.  If you ever notice, if you wake up ‘on the wrong side of the bed’ that the whole day kind of sucks?  It isn’t because the day is worse than normal, usually. It’s because your attitude is worse that day so everything seems worse.  Same as when you wake up in an abnormally happy mood, the whole day seems better.  Thoughts are more powerful than people think.

    1. Hi Selenity

      I’m happy I could make you laugh:) Yes you are completely right. Most people don’t realize how important their mindset is. Thank you so much for a very enlightening comment.

  4. I think a lot of these conditioned negative thoughts has a lot to do with the environment we grow up in. I mean, I believe we’re all born with the powerful, courageous, and confident thoughts that can definitely take on the world and succeed, but I also believe that factors such as family, religion, school, and even our social networks take hold of us at a young age and suck the positivity out of us.

    We’re often exposed to the negativities in the world and told “that’s just the way things are.” However, upon my own research and exploration, I’ve found that life, really, is what you make of it. How you perceive life is how you will live it, and if you believe in success, even success in the impossible, it will happen. Thus, we must surround ourselves with positivity in our social lives, be it on or offline, and support networks at that, from either those who have achieved or those who seek to achieve, and slowly but progressively, our minds will be rewired back into their original state. An original state of positivity and growth. 

    1. Thanks Todd for commenting. We are definately being conditioned from birth. I grew up in a negative environment  and I remember at that time how much my thought process was shaped by my environment. 

      I remember hearing the recording The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale and it changed by life. That made me do a lot of reseach and exploration as well and I started taking control of my thoughts and my life has never been the same.

      I appreciate you comment so much Todd because it bought back many memories that change is possible and when I gave my life to the Lord Jesus Christ it helped me even more.

      Now I live a happier life because I choose too regardless of what is going on. 

      Much Success

  5. What an interesting post of yours, Eric.

    I am thinking about that last year in general – what the hell is with the men these days? From my point of view as a woman, the reason could be also that women are more flexible and men not so much – although they still occupy the higher positions in corporations and politics (but here I can see their less emotional fluctuation, better analytical skills and the ability how to resist criticism).

    Your post is great and is so much better than you are men as well:), they probably are not such willing to discuss the changes due to feminism in the 20th century as it changed their position within the society. But this is on another longer discussion.

    Thank you again for this great post and have a great summer!

    Bye Renata

    1. Thanks for commenting Renata. Ha ha I had to laugh because my wife tells me you could be a bit more flexible. Yes I’m going to stay clear from that discussion ha ha you have a great simmer as well.

  6. This is the reality of life. The secret to success depends upon our methods of thinking. What holds the man back is his lack of thoughts. I myself, when I noticed that life is so tough, I just pause for a while and think then a brand new idea comes out of my mind. The idea with full of hope, courage, power and inspiration especially the idea on how I be able to improve the quality of life and my family.

    Thank you for this very inspiring post. Have a great day.

  7. Let me guess, you’re a man? So, in other words, there is nothing wrong with men, the idea of them not thinking brings great success? I must admit, I schemed some of the points in this article, and I don’t know rather to be offended, or confused, or offended and confused. I guess that’s what it is to be a woman…we think too much? I must revisit this article and read it to its entirety.

    1. Ha ha yes you need to read it over Shamane. The whole premise of the post is that where we find ourselves in life is because of our thinking.  

  8. Most of success today begins in the mind. It’s what has set us apart from other animals. Just merely our thinking enables us to change our perspective. It’s also important though to create action, because thought without action doesn’t create anything. If you’ve ever heard of Law of Attraction, it’s simply the thought of desiring or wanting something and then imagining that you have it. Most have sworn by this and it’s an invaluable skill to have.

    1. Hi Adam indeed success begins in the mind. That’s why I believe that you can have all the tools at your fingers but with the wrong mindset you won’t go far. That is always why I include some mindset posts in my affiliate marketing for the ones starting out thinking they are going to be rolling in dough next week, let’s get our head right. And you’re right Adam thinking with no action means no progress. Thanks 

  9. Great question! And great answer in men don’t think. On the contra side, women perhaps think too much. Somewhere in the middle would be pretty great. I agree it must be in the mind, and absolutely everything built around us was first conceived in the mind.The world within makes the world without, powerful stuff!

    1. Thank you Pentrental I’m glad you enjoyed the article and your comment about women thinking too much made me laugh 🙂

  10. There are many useful tips to ponder on from this review. When we say the secret of a Man is his ability to think. Then I say yes because it goes in line with a qoute which says ‘when we desire for something,the universe will conspire on our behalf’. When we think about a situation, analyse it and state possible solution and feedback. That is when we can be able to work towards it and achieve success. Alot of people find it challenging to think, that is why their downfall is as a result of their carelessness. This is the fact many don’t know. Many people have potential to attain greatness in life but their ability to think toward it is a challenge. Only if they see someone to call their attention to that would be the only reason they can be set free. This is a very useful review that worth revisiting. I have alot of things to practice from this review. Gracia!

    1. Your welcome Stella and thank you. Many people don’t understand that truly thinking about something is tough. Most people think they think but they only  regurgitate something they’ve already heard.  

  11. I agree that our thoughts have the power to change us in the long term, and I like the philosophy of The World Within Us. Mindset and thinking method certainly helpful to create a more balanced and happier life. Your article inspire me to train my mind into positive ones, so we can try to live our life as what we really want and enjoy it.

  12. Eric,

    This approach has been watered down in the working world. It is called “assuming the positive”.
    I enjoy your holistic approach much better than the corporate one :).

    I use this method myself but I call it “speaking into being”. If we conceive it, we can make it so. Put it out there in the universe. Make manifest your will.

    Everything we are and everything we have comes from a thought somewhere in time. We are what we think we are, so we must believe ourselves to be what we wish to be, and put action to those thoughts to bring about our will. This is how amazing things come to fruition, in the fullness of time.

    Thank you for sharing this :).

    Gwendolyn J

    1. Hi Gwendolyn
      I’m agree. I’m a true believer in you can have whatsoever you say. Thanks for commenting.
      All the best

  13. This is powerful stuff. As the saying goes we are our deepest thoughts. People really don’t think. We all have the power to create a world we desire but for some reason the lives we live is not what we envision for ourselves. Why is this? I believe it is the thoughts we normally have. Our deepest and innermost thoughts are creating a live we don’t want for ourselves. That is why they say if you want to change your circumstances then you must first change the way you think. You must change your mindset. This is powerful stuff and not a lot of people know how to implement this.

    1. Hi Jay

      I appreciate your comment. Yes most don’t realize how they are creating their lives with their thoughts and words. Thanks for sharing.

      Much Success


  14. Great post and it has truth in it. But it also differs from where you are. By instance, here in Belgium, you need to have success, or a good job, to gain respect, while in other countries you don’t need. So yesw there is something wrong in men, trying to be the best, but also no, since it is the mentality of the people that also makes it this way. 

  15. Men don’t think? Wow; I had never thought of that. However, you do make a good point by mentioning the fact that thinking is a spiritual activity. However, I believe thinking is an actionmade by the flesh and the actions taken beyond the thinking are spiritual. In the end, actions have to do with thoughts; haha. I contradicted myself. However, it is spiritual; which is why we must pray and get toknow God to get this fixed. 

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