We begin to see, therefore, the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care, because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted.
We are what we are, because of the vibrations of thought which we pick up and register, through the stimuli of our daily environment.
Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you – until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire – until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy.
Until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy.
Understand this law and you will then know, beyond room for the slightest doubt, that you are constantly punishing yourself for every wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act of constructive conduct in which you indulge.
To win the big stakes in this changed world, you must catch the spirit of the great pioneers of the past, whose dreams have given to civilization all that it has of value, the spirit which serves as the life-blood of our own country – your opportunity and mine, to develop and market our talents.
Think well before you speak because your words may plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of some other person.
There may be no heroic connotation to the word “persistence,” but the quality is to the character of man what carbon is to steel.[Also known as:]Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.