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Business conditions today eliminate the all-round man-he is of yesterday. Nobody wants the all-round man-nobody cares for his particular kind of ability. The trained specialist - the man who concentrates his mind and uses his ability to the development of any particular part in the big wheel of business, is the man who has the grasp on the main chance today.
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Those who make no effort are exempt from failure. Accident of birth has not made as many million
aires as accident of energy. Life should be a sweet running stream; it was never intended that man should fill a stagnant career. Some lives are like a golf ball, as fast as they are
taken out of the hole, they get into another. Some of us never know what we want until necessity hits us from behind.
Discover an infallible rule to make advertising
pay and make one fortune. “One swallow does not make a .summer," but a banana skin will make one fall.
Success is a matter of desire. You do not desire
to succeed unless you keep continually at your chosen The process of getting knowledge through experi- work. ence and advice is the important thing in all of our lives.
Nothing ever comes to the man who waits, be
cause there is always someone progressive enough to Stagnant water corrupts itself, so does the idle man, “want of occupation is not rest, a mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.”
If you demand
a share of the profits as your
salary when business is prosperous, you should not You often hear old men express regret that they balk at the share given you when business is poor. did not study enough and use their mind when it was elastic. These men could better the lives and hap- A sign of nobility is the yearning for growth and piness of younger men and women if only their advice expansion-desire and ambition to rise above present were followed closely—but youth is prone to play conditions is a true sign of progress. To absorb in life's Springtime, giving no thought to life's knowledge and use it to further our ambition is the Autumn.
noblest thing we can do.
go after it.
Did you ever hear of anyone advertising for a lost Let others, if they must, ignore the voice of age opportunity ?
and the teachings of experience, but you get what you
can from both. If you wish others to be dissatisfied with you—he And when you are finding out from successful men satisfied with yourself.
and women the causes of their success, remember that
the things that they have not done are at least as imThe man who does not know how to do anything.
portant as the things that they have done. but tries, will supersede the man who knows how to do, but doesn't.
Inside of us there are the voices of the whole
animal kingdom, our ancestors far back. And all of I hold every man debtor to his profession, from the
the various voices of greed and covetousness and which, as men do of course seek to receive countenance vanity are urging us in different directions. The sucand profit, so ought they of duty to endeavor them- cessful human being is the one that has listened to the selves by way of amends to be a help and an orna- good voice and refused to listen to the others. ment thereunto.—Lord Byron.
We are all of us accustomed to the endless mag
azine articles in which great wealth tells how it got Turn the full power and effort of your life into the rich. And there are plenty of young men to go to the building of your character and everything in your lise Sunday school of a sanctimonious young gentleman will unconsciously in time promote that purpose; your
and hear him tell about the things that he does not very actions and thoughts will move in one direction, and the more pressure that is brought to bear the
understand, because he represents hundreds of millions greater will be your success.
In the mind, and the experience, of a really good "In this country where 90 per cent of the people man or woman, of mature years and sound thought, are trying to push ahead, where they are racing to get you may learn more than from all the talking millionin advance of the other 10 per cent, it is up to those aires with their more or less foolish explanations of in the rear to try to equal them by using their mental piled-up money. and physical ability. The country has no patience
How to spend time is one thing to know. How to with those who are discontented and abnormal. The applause is for the man in front. The man who at
protect your vitality by temperance is another thing tains power and keeps it deserves his success. Carp
to know. How to read with intelligence so that you ing and complaining will not advance the man in the may build up a foundation of knowledge, and not
He must put his best foot forward and try his gather together scattered, disconnected parts, is another hardest."-Speaker Cannon on his seventy-third birth- thing to know. day.
How to make friends and to keep them, and what Any Fool Can Knock
kind of friends to make, is another thing to know. It Don't you think yourself a censor for the silly human
isn't the money a man has that makes him happyflock,
although, poverty, of course, is deplorable, as it is And just remember as you go, any
fool knock. slavery.
It isn't millions of dollars that really give a man Don't laugh at those that make mistakes and stumble satisfaction in this life. To be respected, to have a by the way,
mind well equipped, to know what the world is doing, For you are apt to follow them—and almost any day; having an intelligent, comprehensive interest in the Don't think the others shifting sand, while you are solid rock,
great events, those are some of the things worth while. And don't forget for heaven's sake, that any fool
And best worth while of all is the respect of other men, and especially the gratitude of other men if you
can earn it by unselfish work. Don't be a puller-down of fame on other men con- Let experience teach you. Listen to those that are ferred,
old and respected today. Don't give a parting kick to one who fell because he
Listen to those that died long ago, whose voices are erred.
heard in their books, and in the stories of their lives. Don't think that you are perfect and the only size in
Develop in your minds the faculty lacking to so stock, And now, once more, just bear in mind, that any
many of us, that of abstracting knowledge and happifool can knock.
ness in life from the experience and the mistakes of -Exchange. others.--Examiner.