Learn to be a Fighter. Not with fists or clubs or swords — but through the noble mastering of the Forces at your command — generated by your own Brain. For great are victories gained from the everyday battles of life over the endless difficulties that almost hourly face such a Force. Learn to be a Fighter.
Then fight! Fight face to the front — fiercely yet fairly. And when everybody looks upon you as a loser and calls you whipped — that’s your cue to finish the fight — and WIN! Learn to be a Fighter. You will not always win, but never admit it. Half the so-named failures of all time lie in Conquerors’ graves. And the flowers of God, and the winds of undying Fame cool and smooth the sleeping souls that didn’t know HOW to die! Learn to be a Fighter.
What is your work to-day? Make it a battle front! Muster the best that is in you and go out to meet and vanquish every obstacle that seeks to keep this day from being the one you will most prize as the one of all your days most worthwhile — to other people and to yourself. Fight every inch of the way. Give no quarter — and accept none. Go to your bed with the spirit and satisfaction of a Conqueror. Learn to be a fighter!
YOU CAN make of yourself anything the germ of which lives within you. But to realize your full possibilities — to Dominate and Achieve — you must have High Aims, Ideals and Ambitions — all linked to an Iron Will. You yourself determine the height to which you shall Climb. Have you the Summit in view? All right — Then Start for it.
YOU CAN take command of yourself at any moment you desire to do so. You can make of yourself a towering figure in the work of the world. No one owns you. One hundred per cent of the Stock in your personal Corporation belongs to you.
The little People of Destruction that whine at your door, whine at the door of every forceful man. You can make them mere Pygmies in their Power over your Future. Are you doing this Now? Well — Then Keep it up! YOU CAN get Smiles and Cheer and Continued Youth — simply by sticking to your own craft and running your own pilot wheel with “Your Best” as the Place of Port.
Results will take care of themselves. Never mind the Sneers, the Criticisms, the Misjudgments of others. Time will fade them all away from you if your Accumulated Strength of Character has taught you how to Wait. To-day is Yesterday’s plans put into action.
To-morrow begins To-day. Your Worth to yourself and the World is measured by what you contribute Each day in Usefulness. Success is the Sum of the Days. Then Do To-day. YOU CAN make Success sure by Work, Sacrifice, Enthusiasm, Unselfishness and Self-control.
You are the Master of your own Destiny. Take personal command of yourself To-day. YOU CAN!