Listen to episode 437 of the Inspirational Living podcast: The Importance of Achieving Perfect Poise. Edited and Adapted from Poise: How to Attain It by D. Starke.
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Today’s reading was edited and adapted from Poise: How to Attain It by D. Starke, published in 1916.
Lack of poise has always been an obstacle to those who wish to succeed.
In every age, the awkwardness born of timidity has hindered those who suffered from it. But this defect has never been so great a drawback as in the life of today.
The celebrated phrase of the ancient Roman writer who said, "Fortune smiles on the brave," could very well serve as our motto nowadays, with this slight alteration: "Fortune smiles on those who are possessed of poise."