About that business venture

A business venture is sometimes approached with both hope of success and fear of failure. This attitude tends to work against progress, limiting the achievement of legitimate goals. A latent belief that one can be the hapless victim of circumstance may open the way for threatening economic statistics to fulfill their doleful predictions.

Human experience, however, is largely a matter of choices, and Christian Science teaches that mankind has divinely derived ability to choose the best. Mrs. Eddy writes: "Mortals are free moral agents, to choose whom they would serve. If God, then let them serve Him, and He will be unto them All-in-all." Unity of Good, p. 60.

It is axiomatic that a successful business is not established on limitation, whether of financing, activity, or opportunity. Insolvency is essentially the outward sign of impoverished thinking, such as pessimism, apathy, self-pity, or resentment over competitive challenges. But these disturbing mental conditions can be corrected by resolutely exercising individual freedom of choice between a negative material approach and a spiritually positive outlook.

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How alive God is!
March 16, 1981

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