Sensual passions are your first enemy.Your second is called Discontent.Your third is Hunger & Thirst.Your fourth is called Craving.Fifth is Sloth & Drowsiness.Sixth is called Terror.Your seventh is Uncertainty.Hypocrisy & Stubbornness, your eighth.Gains, Offerings, Fame & Status wrongly gained,and whoever would praise self& disparage others.That, Namuci, is your enemy,the Dark One’s commando force.A coward can’t defeat it,but one having defeated itgains bliss.- “
No matter what you do and regardless of your occupation, higher status, higher pay come from one thing:increasing the quality and quantity of your output. Do this:
Think, “I can do better.” The best is not unattainable. There is room for doing everything better. Nothing in this world is being done as well as it could be. And when you think, “I can do better.” ways to do better will appear. Thinking “I can do better” switches on your creative power.
Think Big Enough to see that if you put service first, money takes care of itself. In the words of Publish shore: A wise man will be master of his mind, A fool will be its slave.
Because of these errors many people sell themselves short. They fail to tackle challenging situations because it “takes a brain.” But along comes the fellow who isn’t concerned about intelligence, and gets the job.
Never underestimate your own intelligence, and never overestimate the intelligence of others. Don’t sell yourself short. Concentrate on your assets. Discover your superior talents. Remember, it’s not how many brains you’ve got that matters. Rather, it’s how you use your brains that counts. Manage your brains instead of worrying about how much IQ you’ve got.
Remind yourself several times daily, ”My attitudes are more important than my intelligence.” At work and at home practice positive attitude. See the reasons why you can do it, not the reasons why you can’t. Develop an “I’m winning” attitude. put your intelligence to creative positive use. Use it to find ways to win, not to prove you will lose.
3. Remember that the ability to think is of much greater value than the ability to memorize facts. Use your mind to create and develop ideas, to find new and better ways to do things. Ask yourself, “Am I using my mental ability to make history, or am I using it merely to record history made by others?”