Set before yourself a great and definite life purpose. Hidden away in your inmost soul is a transcendent ideal capable of realization. What you need is not more capacity or greater opportunity, but increased resolution and concentration. Nothing will give you so much pleasure as the consciousness of making daily progress toward a great life purpose.

As you realize your steady growth in moral and mental strength, you will experience a new and wonderful desire to be something and do something worthwhile in the world.

There is no greater fallacy than to think you will surely do at some future time the better things you are capable of doing now but neglect to do. Good intentions long delayed lose their vitality. Arise to a realization of your rightful possessions.

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