Og Mandino (for the Rest of My Life) Essay

1166 Words Dec 19th, 2001 5 Pages
For the Rest of My Life . . .

For the rest of my life there are two days that will never again trouble me. The first day is yesterday with all its blunders and tears, its follies and defeats. Yesterday has passed forever bye my control. The other day is tomorrow with its pitfalls and threats, its dangers and mystery. Until the sun rises again, I have no stake in tomorrow, for it is still unborn. With God's help and only one day to concentrate all my effort and energy on, this day, I can win! Only when I add the burden of those two frightening eternities, yesterday and tomorrow, am I in danger of faltering under the load. Never again! This is my day! This is my only day! Today is all there is! Today is the rest of my life and I
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To endure at my chosen work even after others have ceased their labor, for now I know that the angel of happiness and the pot of gold awaits me only at the end of the extra mile that still lies ahead. For the rest of my live this very special day, God help me . . . To set goals to be accomplished before the day gas ended, for now I know that to drift aimlessly form one hour to the next leaves me with only one destination, the port of misery. To realize that no path to success is too long if I advance bravely and without undue haste, just as their are no honors too distant if I prepare myself for them now with patience. To never loose faith in a brighter tomorrow, for I know that if I continue to knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, I am certain to arouse someone. To repeatedly remind myself that success always has its price and that I must be willing to balance its joys and rewards against the preci9ous piece of my life I must always exchange to achieve it. To hold fast to my dreams and my plans for a better life because if I relinquish them although I still might exist, I will have ceased to live.
For the rest of my life, this very special day, God help me. To strive to fulfill the best that is within me, knowing that I have no obligation to attain great wealth or success, only the obligation to be true to the highest and best I can be. To never succumb to the fear

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