Your degree of success is not measured by what you say and promise, but by what you attempt and achieve. The world awards its prizes not for excuses and explanations, but for performance and results.
Intelligent men read you like an open book, and accurately appraise the kind and quality of your success. The creative, planning, aspiring power within the realm of your mind, coupled with earnest application and industry, is sufficient to place you in the front rank of men.
Life is rich with opportunities and possibilities for the ambitious and persevering. Successful men in all departments of life have been characteristically hard workers. There is a place of distinction for you, if you emulate the example of great men.