What kind of world would this world be, if everyone in it lived just like me? That is an excellent (extremely good) question to ask yourself.
Think about it. If everyone held the same attitudes (opinions and feelings) as you in their work, their family, their contribution to (something they give or do to help) society, just what would this world be like? Would every company be doing better? Would every family be happier? Would every community (the people who live in the same area) be thriving (to become very successful or strong) with pride (feeling of pleasure), prosperity (when people have money and everything needed for a good life) and friendship?
Albert Schweitzer was asked what the greatest tragedy (very sad event) was in life. His answer was startling (surprising). He said that “life’s greatest tragedy was a human tragedy. It is in the things (hopes and dreams) we let die within us while we live.”
When your head hits (touches) the pillow tonight, before you drift off to sleep (gradually fall asleep), invest (spend) a few moments to make up your mind (decide) that you will give your best (do the best you can) in all areas of your life for one day – tomorrow. Fall asleep with that idea occupying (filling) your marvelous (wonderful, very good) mind.
Henry David Thoreau was asked if he could give a definition of the word hell. He answered “No, but I know who could. Ask all those people who think about all the things they could have been, the things they could have done and all the things they could have had, yet did nothing about it. Yes, ask them because they know what hell is like.”
It is one thing to give your best and not quite make it (be completely successful) . It is another thing to give less (try less) than you know you can.
Yes, this world is a better place when everyone is giving and doing their best.
To your success,
Chairman & Co-Founder
Proctor Gallagher Institute