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The Turning Point of My Career

oven. Then I flung it on the table and set to work again with a kind of frantic desperation. I lost myself in the ferociousness of my purpose. Toward the end of the third month, I wrote fini.r. The relief, the sense of emancipation, was unbelievable. I had created a book. Whether it was good, bad or indifferent I did not care.
I chose a publisher by the simple expedient of closing my eyes and pricking a catalogue with a pin. I dispatched the completed manuscript and promptly forgot about it.
In the days which followed I gradually regained my health, and I began to chafe at idleness. I wanted to be back in harness.
At last the date of my deliverance drew near. I went round the village saying good-bye to the simple folk who had become my friends. As I entered the post office, the postmaster presented me with a telegram-an urgent invitation to meet the publisher. I took it straight away and showed it, without a word, to John Angus.
The novel I had thrown away was chosen by the Book Society, dramatized and serialized, translated into iq languages, bought by Hollywood. It has sold, to date, some three million copies. It has altered my life radically, beyond my wildest dreams ... and all because of a timely lesson in the grace of perseverance.
But that lesson goes deeper still. Today, I am glad to recollect it. In this present chaos, with no shining vision to sustain us, the door is wide open to darkness and despair. The way to close that door is to stick to the job that we are doing, no matter how insignificant that job may be, to go on doing it, and to finish it.
Ignatius of Loyola was once playing a game of ball with his fellow students when someone demanded, suddenly and with due solemnity, what each of them would do if he knew he had to die in 20 minutes. All agreed they would rush frantically to church and pray ... all but Ignatius, who answered: "I should finish my game."
The virtue of all achievement, as known to Ignatius and my old Scots farmer, is victory over oneself. Those who know this victory can never know defeat.

Copyright 1941, The ReadWe Digest Assn., Inc. (The Reader's Digest, May, '41)

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