This is the true joy in life: The being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. The being a force of nature, instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
Your thoughts should not control you. Thoughts are things and you can create them or avoid them consciously. If you can learn to monitor and control your thinking, you can create that which you want to manifest in your daily lives. Increasing your awareness of your own thoughts will allow you to have that which you desire.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” - Albert Einstein
As you develop your imagining abilities, you will undoubtedly cultivate and augment your skills in observing things more clearly. You will see beyond the mere appearances and are able to materialize your goals.