“One of the most important lessons that experience teaches is that, on the whole, SUCCESS Depends more upon CHARACTER than upon either intellect or fortune.”
A man’s Character however, cannot be summed up by what he does in spots, but only by what he is in the main trend of his existence.
When we describe a man we are often fixed on the exceptional things, but it is the steady trend of a man’s life that tells.
Character is that which steadily prevails, not something that occasionally manifests itself.
Character is made by things done steadily and persistently, not by the exceptional or spasmodic..
“Our desires presage the capacities within us; they are harbingers of what we shall be able to accomplish.
What we can do and want to do is projected in our imagination, quite outside ourselves, and into the future. We are attracted to what is already ours in secret.
Thus passionate anticipation transforms what is indeed possible into dreamt-for reality.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson