Canadian-born American Author
Canadian-born American Author
Life does not stand still. Where there is no progress there is disintegration... Today is the day in which to attempt and achieve something worthwhile.
Keep a definite goal of achievement constantly in view. Realize that work well and worthily done makes life truly worth living.
Every good thought you think is contributing its share to the ultimate result of your life.
Cultivate fine taste and discrimination in your choice of things. Get a right idea of values. Material possessions that you do not need and cannot use may be only an encumbrance. Let your guiding rule be not how much but how good. A thing you do not want is dear at any price. Avoid surplus age. Choose things that express your own individuality. You must possess your things or they will possess you. Look for quality rather than quantity. Unnecessary possessions bring unnecessary care and responsibility. Excess is waste. Have an occasional stocktaking and eliminate unsparingly.
Associate with men of faith. This tends to be reciprocal. Your faith will communicate itself to them, and their faith to you. do your work in a "faith" atmosphere, and you will work at a maximum advantage. You impress others by your own faith, and they will have faith in you only in the degree that you have faith in yourself.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered when others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Make your judgement trustworthy by trusting it.
Today is the day in which to express your noblest qualities of mind and heart, to do at least one worthy thing which you have long postponed.
Learn to depend upon yourself by doing things in accordance with your own way of thinking.
Your personal powers are made up chiefly of principles, ideals, desires, and resolutions. The specific way in which you use these powers in your daily life largely determines your degree of success.
Put your principles into practice. What you do, not what you say, is the essential thing. Dormant aspirations are of value only as they are translated into acts. Transform your desires into deeds, your resolutions into results.
You can develop good judgement as you do the muscles of your body - by judicious, daily exercise.
To every problem there is already a solution whether you know it or not.
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.
The habit of being uniformly considerate toward others will bring increased happiness to you.
Those who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced ...the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose.