Success is in the blood. There are men whom fate can never keep down. They march forward in a jaunty manner, and take by divine right the best of everything this world has to offer. But their success is not attained by means of aggressive physical confrontations. They do not lie in wait, nor scheme, nor fawn, nor seek to adapt their sails to catch the breeze of popular favor. Still, they are ever alert and alive to any good that may come their way, and when it comes they simply grab it, and tarrying not then move steadily on.
Good health! Whenever you go out of doors, draw the chin in, carry the crown of the head high, and fill the lungs to the utmost; drink in the sunshine; greet your friends with a smile, and JuS DeW U to the fullest.
Do not fear being misunderstood; and never waste a moment thinking about your enemies. Focus your own mind on what you would like to do, and then without violence of direction you will move straight to the goal.
Fear is the rock on which we split, and hate the shoal on which many ships are stranded. When we become fearful, the judgment is as unreliable as the compass of a ship whose hold is full of iron ore; when we hate, we have unshipped the rudder; and if ever we stop to meditate on what the gossips say, we have allowed our ship to tip over and possibly sink.
Keep your mind on the great and splendid thing you would like to do; and then, as the days go gliding by, you will find yourself unconsciously seizing the opportunities that are required for the fulfillment of your desire, just as the coral insect takes from the running tide the elements that it needs. Picture in your mind the able, earnest, useful person you desire to be, and the thought that you hold is hourly transforming you into that particular individual you so admire.
Preserve a right mental attitude the attitude of courage, frankness and good cheer. Many people know this, but they do not know it thoroughly enough so that it shapes their lives.
We want friends, so we scheme and chase ‘cross lots after strong people, and lie in wait for good folks or alleged good folks hoping to be able to attach ourselves to them. The only way to secure friends is to be one. And before you are fit for friendship you must be able to do without it. That is to say, you must have sufficient self-reliance to take care of yourself, and then out of the surplus of your energy you can do for others.
The individual who craves friendship, and yet desires a self-centered spirit more, will never lack for friends.
If you would have friends, cultivate solitude instead of society. Drink in the ozone; bathe in the sunshine; and out in the silent night, under the stars, say to yourself again and again, “No weapon formed against me shall prosper” (Isaiah 54:17). And the feeling then will come to you that you are no mere interloper between earth and heaven; but you are a necessary part of the whole. Having the wrong mental attitude we have set in motion a train of events that ends in disaster.
Thinking good, positive thoughts can manifest into a good and positive life. And sets you on the path of good character.
Thinking good, positive thoughts can manifest into a good and positive life. And sets you on the path of good character. Character is the result of two things, mental attitude, and the way we spend our time. It is what we think and what we do that make us what we are. When you realize this, all else is easy, then in your heart the determined resolution is born to do and to be. So carry your chin in and the crown of your head high. Be strong and live fearlessly all while JuS Dew N U.