“I plan well. I work hard. I try to leave nothing to chance. I pray about things. Then, if someone disappoints me or if something goes wrong and things don’t work out the way I wish, I take a philosophical attitude toward it because I have done all I can do about it and I don’t let it worry me.” — an otherwise anonymous “distinguished magazine editor” quoted by Norman Vincent Peale in a 1951 newspaper column on “How to Take Things As They Come.”
In addition to being a bestselling author (“The Power of Positive Thinking,” etc.) and minister, Peale was also the founder of the magazine Guideposts.