Today I will multiply my value 100-fold. A field of clay touched with the genius of men becomes a castle. A cyprus tree touched with the genius of men becomes a shrine. A cut of sheep’s hair touched with the genius of men becomes garment for a king. If it is possible for clay, and wood, and hair to have their value multiplied a hundred, yeah a thousand fold by men, cannot I do the same with the clay, which bares my name? Today I will multiply my value 100-fold. I am liken to a grain of wheat, which faces one of three futures. The wheat can be fed to swine, or it can be ground to flower and made into bread, or it can be placed in the earth and allowed to grow until its golden head divides and produces a thousand grains from the one. I am liken to a grain of wheat, with one difference, the wheat cannot choose whether it be fed to swine, ground for bread or planted to multiply. I have a choice. And I will not let my life be fed to swine, nor will I let it be ground under the rocks of the failure and despair to be broken and devoured by the will of others.
Today I will multiply my value 100-fold. To grow and multiply it is necessary to plant the wheat grain in the darkness of the earth; and my failures, my despairs, my ignorance and my inabilities are the darkness in which I have been planted in order to ripen. Now like the wheat grain which will sprout and blossom only if it is nurtured with rain and sun and warm winds, I too must nurture my body and mind to fulfill my dreams. But to grow to full statue, the wheat must wait on the whims of nature. I need not wait, for I have the power to choose my own destiny. Today I will multiply my value 100-fold. And how will I accomplish this? First I will set goals for this day, the week, the month, the year and my life. Just as the rain must fall before the wheat will crack its shell and sprout, so must I have objectives, before my life will crystallize. In setting my goals I will consider my best performance of the past and multiply it a hundredfold.
Never will I be of concern that my goals are too high.
Today I will multiply my value 100-fold. I may stumble often before my goals are reached. If I stumble, I will rise, and my falls will not concern me. Only a worm is free from the worry of stumbling. Let others build a cave with their clay. I will build a castle with mine. Today I will multiply my value 100-fold. And just as the sun must warm the earth to bring forth the seedling of wheat, so too will the words on these scrolls warm my life and turn my dreams into reality. Today I will surpass every action, which I performed yesterday. Tomorrow I will clime higher than today to surpass the deeds of others is unimportant. To surpass my own deeds is all. Today I will multiply my value 100-fold. I will never be content with my performance in the market. I will always raise my goals as soon as they are attained. I will always announce my goals to the world. Once spoken, I dare not recall them, lest I lose faith. Yet never will I proclaim my accomplishments. Let the world instead approach me with praise and may I have the wisdom to receive it in humility. Today I will multiply my value 100-fold. And when it is done, I will do it again, and again, and again. And there will be astonishment and wonder at my greatness as the words of these scrolls are fulfilled in me.
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