is not only a creature, he is a creator. Man has the same kind of guidance
system as a plant or animal, but the system cannot function properly until man
sets a goal. But man has to choose, or create the goal. It is not given to him.
He must decide upon one. That is why there are such incredibly diverse human
vocations. It is for the same reason that there are so many meaningless lives.
Many people never set a goal. Their hope is too weak. Their self-images do not
rally include their being successful, and their machinery never gets a chance to
has the same success mechanism to succeed as a human being, as a rosebush has
to succeed as a plant. We are obviously made to think, to act, to carry out, to
perform, and to create. We are obviously programmed by the Creator to succeed.
We can easily determine that each of us has the automatic creative guidance
system composed of a brain and nervous system and that it works like any other
servo-mechanism, guidance mechanism, or computer. The system is a machine which
you the human operator have to work for you or against you.
grossly over-simplify the complexity of your mind’s functions, let us say the
mechanism performs two major activities: (1) It keeps you on target, (2) it
stores and gives you answers when you need them.
~ Strickland & Shafe, How to Develop an Attitude for Success