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In the spring of 1871, a young man picked up a book and read twenty-one words that had a profound effect on his future. The twenty-one words this medical student read helped him to become the most famous physician of his generation. He organized the world famous John Hopkins School of Medicine. He was knighted by the King of England. His name was Sir William Osler. Here are the twenty-one words that he read from Thomas Carlyle that helped him lead a life free from worry: “Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.” (Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living).