Look always for the pleasant, the beautiful, and the constructive. Life is too precious to be frittered away on useless, negative, depressing things. Cultivate a spirit of appreciation and gratitude. Seek the best in everything. Be thankful for the privilege of life. Think highly of those around you, and give them the encouragement of your most generous thoughts.

Your mental habits have a vital influence in shaping the character and productiveness of your daily work. Confidence and belief in your ability to succeed will speed your progress. Your mind is a wonderful workshop, in which you plan, systematize, devise, invent, and picture ideas which are subsequently to be expressed in material form.

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