The Game of Life and How to Play It: (Ultra Condensed Cliffnotes #30)

The Game of Life and How to Play It: Shinn, Florence Scovel note by Kingston S. Lim

Below are my personal notes of The Game of Life and How to Play It. These highlights were what I used to write my personal development book, Wiser Next Week, a condensation of many different self improvement books.

  • There is always plenty on a man’s pathway, but it can only be brought into manifestation through desire, faith or spoken words
  • “Ask and it shall be given you, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened onto you.” (Mat. 7:7)
  • If one asks for success and prepares for failure, he will receive the situation he has prepared for


  • What a man says of others will be said of him, and what he wishes for another, he is wishing for himself. 
    • “Curses, like chickens, come home to roost.” 
  • Many people have attracted disease and unhappiness through condemnation of others
  • Man should receive gratefully the bread returning to him upon the water, freely ye has given, freely ye shall receive
  • Man can only be what he sees himself to be, and only attain what he sees himself attaining. 
  • You can never receive what you have never given


  • “The lion takes its fierceness from your fear.”
    • Walk up to the lion and he will disappear, run away and he runs after you


  • No man is your enemy, no man is your friend, every man is your teacher
    • So become impersonal and learn what each man has to teach

Clearing the Conscious

  • People are sometimes filled with remorse for doing someone an unkindness, perhaps years ago
  • If the wrong can’t be righted, its effect can be neutralized by doing someone a kindness in the present
  • Two attitudes of mind cause loss: 
  1. Lack of appreciation of what one has
  2. Fear of loss, which becomes painted into the subconscious

If these brief notes, peaked your interest in The Game of Life and How to Play It, you can check it out on Amazon here.

And be sure to check out my book, Wiser Next Week.

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