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Photo: Bee and thistle: Taken high in the Cascade Mountains where there is a bee buzzing on every thistle. by Debora Rorvig

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

"Carry Your Chin In and the Crown of Your Head High..."

I found this quote in Dale Carnegie's great book, "How to Win Friends and Influence People"...

Whenever you go out-of-doors, draw the chin in, carry the crown of your head high, and fill the lungs to the utmost; drink in the sunshine, greet your friends with a smile and put soul into every handclasp. Do not fear being misunderstood and do not waste a minute thinking about your enemies. Try to fix firmly in your mind what you would like to do; and then, without veering off direction you will move straight to the goal. Keep your mind on the great and splendid things you would like to do, and then, as the days go gliding away, you will find yourself unconsciously seizing upon the opportunities that are required for the fulfillment of your desire, just as the coral insect takes from the running tide the elements it needs. Picture in your mind the able, earnest, useful person you desire to be, and the thought you hold is hourly transforming you into that particular individual. Thought is supreme. Preserve a right mental attitude---the attitude of courage, frankness, and good cheer. To think rightly is to create. All things come through desire and every sincere prayer is answered. We become like that on which our hearts are fixed. Carry your chin in and the crown of your head high. We are gods in the chrysalis.

by Elbert Hubbard

A peaceful scene at Mount Baker.

*** Peace to you. ***


Bookie said...

Very nice!

Want you to know despite being book loaded I could not stand it and ordered the Manning book. Guess it won't mind standing in line!

To be dangerously stormy here tomorrow...hope it changes it mind!

Susan said...

Oh, that's a wonderful quote, Debora. I especially like the line of not wasting a minute thinking about enemies. Good advice.

Thanks, too, for your visit and comment on my blog. Appreciated both.


Elephant's Child said...

What a wonderful quote and great advice. Thank you.


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