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“Wanted – A Man!”

“Wanted, a man who will not lose his individuality in a crowd, a man who has the courage of his convictions, who is not afraid to say No, though all the world say Yes.

Wanted, a man who, though he is dominated by a mighty purpose, will not permit one great faculty to dwarf, cripple, warp, or mutilate his manhood; who will not allow the over-development of one faculty to stunt or paralyze his other faculties.

Wanted, a man who is larger than his calling, who considers it a low estimate of his occupation to value it merely as a means of getting a living.

Wanted, a man who sees self-development, education and culture, discipline and drill, character and manhood, in his occupation.

A thousand pulpits vacant in a single religious denomination, a thousand preachers standing idle in the market place, while a thousand church committees scour the land for men to fill those same vacant pulpits, and scour in vain, is a sufficient indication, in one direction at least, of the largeness of the opportunities of the age, and also of the crying need of good men.

Wanted, a man of courage who is not a coward in any part of his nature.

Wanted, a man who is well balanced, who is not cursed with some little defect of weakness which cripples his usefulness and neutralizes his powers.

Wanted, a man who is symmetrical, and not one-sided in his development, who has not sent all the energies of his being into one narrow specialty and allowed all the other branches of his life to wither and die.

Wanted, a man who is broad, who does not take half views of things; a man who mixes common sense with his theories, who does not let a college education spoil him for practical, every-day life; a man who prefers substance to show, and one who regards his good name as a priceless treasure.

Wanted, a man “who, no stunted ascetic, is full of life and fire, but whose passions are trained to heed a strong will, the servant of a tender conscience; who has learned to love all beauty, whether of nature or of art, to hate all vileness, and to respect others as himself.”

The world wants a man who is educated all over; whose nerves are brought to their acutest sensibility; whose brain is cultured, keen, incisive, broad; whose hands are deft; whose eyes are alert, sensitive, microscopic; whose heart is tender, magnanimous, true.

The whole world is looking for such a man. Although there are millions out of employment, yet it is almost impossible to find just the right man in almost any department of life, and yet everywhere we see the advertisement: “Wanted–A Man.”
– Orison Swett Marden (1850 – 1924)

Folks this man the world wants, don’t look so far for him. This man – it is you and I, it is each one of us! We can be this man if we have the will.

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The Value In Small Beginnings

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin..” – Zechariah 4:10.

All life comes from small beginnings. In nature there is nothing small.

Every day is a little life; and our whole life repeated daily.
Do not dare lose a day. Do not dare misspend it.

Happiness in life is derived from little things, most of them intangible; Little courtesy, little kindness, pleasant words, genial smiles, a friendly message, good wishes, and good deeds.

Small things become great when a great soul sees them.

Walking In The Fullness Of The Blessing

I am walking in the fullness of The Blessing,
fully furnished and liberally supplied.

Filled to the top—nothing wanting.

Filled to the brim—nothing lacking.

My ship is full and overflowing.

The Blessing has come to me. The Blessing has overtaken me.
I am walking in the superabundant, exceeding excess, fullness of The Blessing.

Sing Your Song Today

The song that I came to sing remains unsung to this day.

I have spent my days in stringing and in unstringing my instrument.

The time has not come true, the words have not been rightly set;

only there is the agony of wishing in my heart….
– Rabindranath Tagore

Floks, life is short yet a lot of us have been hypnotized into spending the best part of our days being busy just being busy. The things we ought to do are not done, our dreams are not being pursued. We are “stringing and unstringing our instruments”, waiting for the perfect day…which may never come because today is all we have.

The Optimist Creed

“ I Promise Myself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb my peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person I meet.

To make all my friends feel
that there is something in them

To look at the sunny side of everything
and make my optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as I am about my own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature I meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of myself
that I have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.

To live in faith that the whole world is on my side
so long as I am true to the best that is in me.”

― Christian D. Larson

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35 Powerful Quotes On Success

1- Life is a combination of lock; your job is to find the right numbers, in the right order, so you can have anything you want. –Brian Tracy

2- If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves –Thomas Edison

3- Believe nothing. No matter where you read it, or who said it, even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and common sense –Buddha

4- You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself –Jim Rohn

5- Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses –George Washington Carver

6- All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. –Wayne Dyer

7- The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it. –Lou Holtz

8- Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in life has a purpose. –Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D

9- The indispensible first step to getting the things you want out of this life is this: decide what you want. –Ben Stein

10- The greater danger of most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it –Michelangelo

11- If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise –Robert Fritz

12- You can be anything you want to be, if only you believe with sufficient conviction and act in accordance with your faith; for whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. –Napoleon Hill

13- Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can

14- You weren’t an accident. You weren’t mass produced. You weren’t an assembly – line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the Earth by the Master Craftsman. –Max Lucado

15- I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.—Henry Ford

16- The phrase I can’t is the most powerful force of negation in the human psyche –Paul R. Scheele

17- You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. That’s what makes you a winner. –Venus Williams

18- Every negative event contains in it the seed of an equal or greater opportunity. –Napoleon Hill

19- When life hands you a lemon, squeeze it and make lemonade. –W. Clement Stone

20- If you want to be happy set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. –Andrew Carnegie

21- If you are bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals – Lou Holtz

22- The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. –Mark Twain

23- Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone –Robert Allen

24- Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail. –Charles Kettering

25- Things may come to those who wait, but only those things left by those who hustle. –Abraham Lincoln

26- If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it. –Jonathan Winters

27- No man ever became great or good except through many great mistakes. –William E. Gladstone

28- You can never learn less; you can only learn more. The reason I know so much is because I have made so many mistakes. –Buckminster Fuller

29- Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step. –Martin Luther King Jr.

30- For every failure, there is an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. –Mary Kay Ash

31- I have lived a long life and had many troubles, most of it never happened. –Mark Twain

32- Progress always involves risk; you can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first. –Frederick Wilcox

33- Authority is 20% given and 80% taken..so take it! –Peter Ubeberroth

34- Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. –Robert F. Kennedy

35- If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem wonderful at all. –Michelangelo

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