Listen to episode 421 of the Inspirational Living podcast: How to Make a Life Worth Living | Motivational. Edited and adapted from A Man Worthwhile by John Phillips Meakin.
Motivational Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast. Get the best of our podcast in heirloom hardcover or digital e-book by visiting InspirationalLifeLessons.com. Today’s reading was edited and adapted from A Man Worthwhile by John Phillips Meakin, published in 1913.
The all-important question for everyone to ask of themselves if they have the slightest spark of intellectual ambition in them is, “How may I become a true individual?” Then another question will well up from the soul, namely: “What can I do to make life worth the living?” The answer will be: Look to the light, be true to your inner self, and have the faith of the poet who said: —
“Better to strive and climb
And never reach the goal,
Than to drift along with time
An aimless, worthless soul.
Aye, better to climb and fall,
Or sow, though the yield be small,
Than to throw away, day after day,
And never strive at all.”