To have the power of negative and positive impulses, another words, of making good use of impressions.
If I have to die now, I will die now. If later, I will find something more useful to do: live my life the best way I am able during work, leisure and in all my affairs.
Stop acting outside nature. Exercise impulse by saying no and practice purpose, design, and assent when I am able.
Stop myself from writing pretty platitudes. I will restrain myself from accepting praise and be content to look like nobody. It is best to practice testing myself through self examination and question my affairs. I need to get to know myself rather than writing a pretty book.
I need to drop any presumption I possess knowledge of any use before I approach the proper use of impressions.
I can’t afford to blame others, they don’t diminish my use of impressions.
I can use these as virtual guidelines to live ‘a good life’.
To learn to led and follow others in this way, I must exercise each day, simple principles, that ask me to put up with pain, be out done in power and legal matters.
To be of any virtue, I must practice very few desires and learn to face my aversion in a calm steady way.