There is nothing in this world that can take the place of mental excellence; talent will not, nothing is more than unsuccessful people with talents; entrepreneurship will not, an unrewarded entrepreneur is almost a proverb; education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts; mental excellence alone is omnipotent.
The renown that beauty or riches confer is fleeting and frail, the only longer lasting possession is nothing other than mental excellence.
You can lose everything maybe through an awful disaster. Thieves may break in and make away with all your possessions. Fire may gut out your documents. Floods can sweep away your house. Your bank accounts can get frozen. Businesses can go into receivership. One can get demoted or retrenched. But with mental excellence, you can restore everything you have lost one by one.
No one can steal your mental excellence. No fire, no floods, no wind can dare sweep it away.
Train your mind and use it to deliver for you the thoughts, the right thoughts and ideas that will earn you commercial value. There is no poverty for a man who has made an investment in his mind and is willing to act. There is no hunger for the man who has trained his mind to think through on every problem. Train yourself, engage yourself in national issues, get involved, get concerned. There is always a place on top for someone who has decided to invest in his/her brain.
Use books. Books make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages. Books are generous, they give to all who will faithfully use them, the society, the spiritual presence of the best and greatest of our race. Take advantage of the opportunities to learn from any source that can teach us.
The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man, nothing else that he builds ever lasts, monuments fall, civilizations grow old and die out. After an era of darkness, new races build others; but in the world of books are volumes that still live on still as young and fresh as the day they were written, still telling men’s heart of the hearts of men centuries dead.
Acquiring an excellent mind is not an overnight activity, it is a life long attempt to acquire it, constantly practising, constantly on the look for information, cultivating a culture of reading. You never know how high you can go with mental excellence.