Events tend to repeat themselves. The tide of
opportunity comes to us all. And when we are
prepared for opportunity, our chance is sure to
come. Success depends upon more than being at the
right place at the right time- it depends
upon being ready.
Be ready when opportunity comes …. Luck is the
time when preparation and opportunity meet.
Wealth is in applications of the mind to nature;
and the art of getting rich consists not in industry,
much less in saving, but in a better order,
in timeliness, in being at the right spot.
Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by
your chance, the opportunity will only make you
ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you
just in proportion as you have educated yourself
to make use of it.
Take a second look at what appears to be someone’s
good luck. You’ll find not luck but preparation,
planning, and success-producing thinking ….
There is a key which, if properly utilized and understood,
will allow us to achieve results that may seem unobtainable – the key
is desire. A baby elephant, tied to a tree with a large rope, pulls at the rope
unable to break free despite his desire. Then as the elephant grows large
he can be tied to the same tree with the same rope, and he never even tries
to break the rope again even though he could easily break the rope
with his present strength. The elephant owners broke the elephant’s desire
to put out any effort towards breaking the rope. If we do not allow
anyone or anything to break our desire – we can gain the strength
we need to accomplish anything. If we want something
badly enough, we are sure to get it. If we have
the desire, we have the power.
Where there is no power …. there is never any desire
to do a thing; and where there is strong desire to do
a thing …. the power to do it is strong.
It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not
only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
When your desires are strong enough you will appear
to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve.
Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his
achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of his
powers of accomplishment.
Ignore what a man desires and you ignore the very
source of his power ….
The greatest trouble with most of us is that our demands upon ourselves are so feeble, the call upon
the great within of us so weak and intermittent that
it makes no impression upon the creative energies;
it lacks the force that transmutes desire into realities.
You know from past experience that whenever you
have been driven to the wall, or thought you were,
you have extricated yourself in a way which you never
would have dreamed possible had you not been put to
the test. The trouble is that in your everyday life
you don’t go deep enough to tap the divine mind
The longer I live, the more I am certain that the
great difference between men, between the weak
and the powerful, between the great and the
insignificant, is energy – invincible determination-
a purpose once fixed means either death or victory.