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738 22. LACK OF ENTHUSIASM. Without enthusiasm one cannot be convincing.
739 Moreover, enthusiasm is contagious, and the person who has it, under control, is
740 generally welcome in any group of people.
741 23. INTOLERANCE. The person with a "closed" mind on any subject seldom
742 gets ahead. Intolerance means that one has stopped acquiring knowledge. The
743 most damaging forms of intolerance are those connected with religious, racial,
744 and political differences of opinion.
745 24. INTEMPERANCE. The most damaging forms of intemperance are
746 connected with eating, strong drink, and sexual activities. Overindulgence in any
747 of these is fatal to success.
748 25. INABILITY TO COOPERATE WITH OTHERS. More people lose their
749 positions and their big opportunities in life, because of this fault, than for all
750 other reasons combined. It is a fault which no well-informed business man, or
751 leader will tolerate.
753 SELF EFFORT. (Sons and daughters of wealthy men, and others who inherit
754 money which they did not earn). Power in the hands of one who did not acquire
755 it gradually, is often fatal to success. QUICK RICHES are more dangerous than
756 poverty.
757 27. INTENTIONAL DISHONESTY. There is no substitute for honesty. One
758 may be temporarily dishonest by force of circumstances over which one has no
759 control, without permanent damage. But, there is NO HOPE for the person
760 who is dishonest by choice. Sooner or later, his deeds will catch up with him, and
761 he will pay by loss of reputation, and perhaps even loss of liberty.
762 28. EGOTISM AND VANITY. These qualities serve as red lights which warn
763 others to keep away. THEY ARE FATAL TO SUCCESS.

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