[The above is substantially the text of the program released for broadcast the weekend of January 25-27 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You," heard internationally over more than 800 stations. This is one of the weekly programs produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston 15, Massachusetts.]

RADIO PROGRAM No. 43 - How Can We Achieve More?

HOST: Most people have a natural desire for achievement—a desire to carry something worthwhile to a successful conclusion. Yet how often, when obstacles to progress enter the picture, enthusiasm dwindles, and the high aims and ambitions one started out with lose their luster.

An article in the Harvard Business Review brought out that a desire for achievement is a strong motivating factor in the success of an individual, and in companies and nations as well. The author, David C. McClelland, writes: "If there is one thing that all this research has taught me, it is that men can shape their own destiny, that external difficulties and pressures are not nearly so important in shaping history as some people have argued. It is how people respond to those challenges that matters, and how they respond depends on how strong their concern for achievement is."

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