"The Mastery of Destiny" is a 1909 self-help book by British writer James Allen. Self-help books aim to help the reader with problems, offering them clear and effective guidance on how obstacles can be passed and solutions found, especially with regard to common issues and day-to-day life. Such books take their name from the 1859 best-selling "Self-Help" by Samuel Smiles, and are often also referred to as "self-improvement" books. Contents include: "Deeds, Characters, and Destiny", "The Science of Self-control", "Cause and Effect in Human Conduct", "Training of the Will", "Thoroughness", "Mind-building and Life-building", "Cultivation of Concentration", "Practice of Meditation", "The Power of Purpose", "The Joy of Accomplishment", etc. James Allen (1864-1912) was a British writer most famous for his inspirational poetry and being an early leader of the self-help movement. "As a Man Thinketh" (1903), his best known work, has been a significant source of inspiration for many self-help authors. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with an Essay from Within You is the Power by Henry Thomas Hamblin.