BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 by Paramahansa Yogananda in THE LAW OF SUCCESS

“Even failures should act as stimulants to your will power and to your material and spiritual growth. When you have failed in any project, it is helpful to analyze every factor in the situation in order to eliminate all chances in the future that you might repeat the same errors.

The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success. The bludgeon of circumstances may bruise you, but keep your head erect. Always try once more, no matter how many times you have failed. Fight when you think that you can fight no longer, or when you think that you have already done your best, or until your efforts are crowned with success.

The successful person may have had more serious difficulties to contend with than one who has failed, but the former trains him/herself to reject the thought of failure at all times. You should transfer your attention from failure to success, from worry to calmness, from mental wanderings to concentration, from restlessness to peace, and from peace to the divine bliss within. When you attain this state of Self-realization the purpose of your life will have been gloriously fulfilled.”

Paramahansa Yogananda, in “The Law of Success”

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