In the endeavor to establish a difficult habit, for example, mere wishing will never carry it to a successful conclusion; our wishing must rise to the level of WANTING if this goal is to be achieved.
The confidence essential to effective habit-making comes as a rule from knowledge of previous and related successes.
A primary requirement in every enterprise in habit-formation is self-confidence.
Even the best inborn potentialities for achievement do not render unnecessary patient and persistent practice.
Our work activities are perhaps most interesting when the element of competition is present.