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Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
-- African Proverb
 

 

Tuesday, March 14, 2000

I will

You can say “I might” or “I’ll think about it” or “I’m working on it” or “I’ll try.” Or you can say “I will."

If you don’t really want it, then don’t waste your time saying “I might.” Just say “no” and quickly move on. If you do really want it, don’t undermine your efforts by saying “I might.” Commit yourself by saying “I will."

Say it right now. Think of something you have decided to do and say “I will.” Notice how powerful and unequivocal it feels. Those who say “I will” are the people who follow through. They’re the people who get things accomplished.

"I will” affirms your commitment with your words. By itself, it won’t get you there. It’s a powerful way to start, though. Be clear about your intentions, with yourself and others. Make a habit of saying “I will” and you cannot help but convince yourself that yes, indeed you will.

— Ralph Marston

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