Experience should bring restraint and repose. When you have a sense of life’s values, you will not indulge in hurry, anxiety, restlessness, or fear. Matured judgment will make you realize that the best results come from easy, confident, deliberate effort.

The best work is done in poise.

Efficiency brings ease, certainty, and self-assurance. Combined experience and efficiency will enable you to achieve results without waste of time or energy. In all departments of human activity, the man of matured judgment and self-control is likely to be master of the situation. The special reward of discipline and diligence is that they give an intelligent view of life’s values, and show you how to get the best results without undue strain.

Cover image: Derek Midgley (CC BY 2.0)