Attributes of Success
p>Your success in life does not altogether depend upon natural ability; it also depends upon determination to grasp the opportunity that is presented to you. Opportunities in life come by creation, not by chance. They are either created now, or were created at some time in the recent past, or the distant past, by yourself. Since you have earned them, use them to the best advantage. You can make your life much more worth while now and in the future if you focus your attention upon your immediate needs and then use all available information, as well as your abilities, to fill them. All you need to do is develop the powers that God gave you, the unlimited powers that come from the innermost forces of your being. You have the power of thought and the power of will. These are forces which you use to some degree in every conscious act. Your attainment of any goal depends upon how effectively you use them. . . .
You Control Destiny
Mind is the creator of your body and your circumstances. You must therefore see that it create those things which you determine you want. When you carry a thought with dynamic will power, you hold it until it assumes a tangible outward form. When your will power is developed to that point, you become the controller of your destiny.
I have just given you three important rules to use in making your will power dynamic:
- Choose a simple task, or accomplishment, you have never mastered and determine to succeed with it.
- Be sure you have chosen something constructive and feasible, then refuse to consider failure.
- Concentrate on a single purpose, using all abilities and opportunities to forward it.
But you must always be sure, within that calm region of your inner Self, that what you want is right for you to have, and in accord with God’s purposes. You can then use all the force of your will power to accomplish your object, keeping your mind, however, all the time on God — the Source of all power and all accomplishment.
Heavenly Father, I will reason, I will will, I will act;
but guide Thou my reason, my will and activity
to the right thing that I should do.