PRESSING forward persistently along a given way is sure to lead to a destination that is definitely associated with that way. Frequent going aside, or turning back, will render effort fruitless ; no destination will he reached ; success will remain afar off.

Effort, and the more effort, and then effort again, is the keynote of success. As the simple old saying has it:

If at first you don’t succeed, Try again.” All the precepts of successful business men are precepts of doing ; all the precepts of the wise teachers are precepts of doing. To cease to do is to cease to be of any use in the economy of life. Doing means effort, exertion.

Transmute the energy that wears and breaks down into that deeper and less obtrusive kind that preserves and builds up.

From James Allen’s Book of Mediations for Every Day in the Year.

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