Sunday, December 28, 2008

Dictation - A voice to remember

Charles Dickens began by pasting labels on blacking posts. The tragedy of his first love penetrated the depths of his soul, and converted him into one of the world's truly great authors. That tragedy produced, first, David Copperfield, then a succession of other works that made this a richer and better world for all who read his books. Disappointment over love affairs, generally has the effect of driving men to drink, and women to ruin; and this is because most people never learn the art of transforming their strongest emotions into dreams of a constructive nature.

Hellen Keller became deaf, dumb,and blind shortly after birth. Despite her greatest misfortune, she has written her name indelibly in the pages of the history of the great. Her entire life has served as evidence that no one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.

Robert Burns was an illiterate country lad, he was cursed by poverty, and grew up to be a drunkard in the bargain. The world was made better for his having lived, because he clothed beautiful thoughts in poetry, and thereby plucked a thorn and planted a rose in its place.

Booker T. Washington was born in slavery, handicapped by race an d color. Because he was tolerant, had an open mind at all times, on all subjects, and was a dreamer, he left his impression for good on an entire race.

Bethoveen was deaf, Milton was blind, but their names will last as long as time endures, because they dreamed and translated their dreams into organized thoughts.

There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it. No one is ready for a thing, until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief. Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage and belief.

Remember, no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty.

Think and Grow Rich

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