"Unselfish ambition, noble life-motives"

[For young adults]

As the time draws near for thinking about careers, it is natural for one to consider his ambition for the future. Ambition of the right kind is helpful. It acts as a spur to keep us moving when apathy or discouragement would bring us to a standstill.

One meaning of "ambition" is, an elevating desire to achieve. Desire is surely uplifting when, for instance, one's objective is to contribute to human experience some really worthwhile service or to aim at achieving success in a chosen endeavor or career. To be successful one may often find a need to lift up his thoughts, his concepts, and his standard of values to higher levels.

In the light of what we learn of man's true being through the study of Christian Science, we find that true success is doing what is natural. We learn through this study that all the qualities which contribute to genuine success are attributes, expressions, of God. Every one of us his true being reflects them.

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June 10, 1967

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