One time I saw a book entitled, “How to Sell Yourself“. There have been a plethora of books of that type on the shelves of our bookstores. Abraham Lincoln said something so much better about selling yourself than any of these books that I’ve read. He said, “Live a decent, clean life, work hard and trust God.”
I talk to a lot of people whose lives have become mixed up and unhappy. Many people become unhappy because they thought there was shortcuts to success.
Lincoln gave us three fundamentals:
1. A clean life. Somebody once said, “Wrong is wrong even if everybody is doing it. Right is right even if nobody is doing it.” There is no substitute for fundamental right living.
2. Hard work. A man once side to Thomas Edison, “You are a genius.” He replied, “Before I was a genius, I was a slave.” There are no easy, effortless pathways to greatness.
3. Trust God. The record is that night after night Lincoln fell on his face in the White House, dug in the carpet with his long, bony fingers, and agonized before God to save this nation. He did not pray that God would be on his side; he prayed that he might be on God’s side.
Have a blessed day today and by all means don’t stop reaching!