#77-1. There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
-Logan Pearsall Smith
#77-2. The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do.
-Orison Swett Marden
#77-3. If you want to know your past - look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future - look into your present actions.
The last one requires us to take responsibility for what we are. Whatever condition we are in, is the result of all the choices we have made. It also reminds us that all our choices, actions, words today are what will create the state of our future.
The second inspires us to believe that no dream is given to us without the power to realize it (I think Richard Bach has said this eloquently).
The first quote is an observation that we are constantly revising our list of wants and rarely dwelling on the moment. Think. And enjoy.