By James C. Lewis
A young man applying for a job was asked by the personnel director, “How old are you?” He replied, “Twenty-seven.” He was then asked by the director, “And what do you expect to be in three years?” With all seriousness of thought he said, “Thirty.”
Some people are Iike this young man, without any expectations. They drift along in life not knowing where they are going or whether it is possible to have any personal determination over their lives. Some even think that after a certain age life is a downhill journey. They think that the early years held the great opportunities of life and, since they did not take advantage of them, it is now too late. They believe the best things in life come early if they come at all.
You might stop right now and ask yourself: What are my expectations? What do you expect to give to life, and what do you expect life to return to you? Do you feel that the best years of your life are behind you? Do you think that the greatest and most enjoyable and rewarding experiences have already taken place? If you have thought this way or think this way now, take heart, for the truth is that, no matter how good life may have been to you already, no matter how great certain experiences have been, the best is yet to be!
It may seem impossible to surpass some of the things you have experienced, but this is not so. John Oxenham wrote a little verse that is very appropriate: To every man there openeth a high way and a low/And every man decideth the way his soul shall go. The power of decision is yours. Your life, here and now, can be a hundred times better than the best you have already experienced. That may seem an overstatement, but even that is conservative.
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