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What is to give light must endure the burning.
-- Victor Frankl
 

 

Monday, April 17, 2000

Patience

Though there is some advantage to be gained by being first, there is more advantage in being the best. Even in this hurry-up world, it pays to take the time to do things right.

Haste and impatience are costly and prone to mistakes. Experience the value of patience. Though it may seem that you’re being left behind, with measured, diligent effort you’ll likely end up far ahead.

Patience does not mean procrastination. It means taking action now that will bring results in the future. It means doing what is best rather than what is quickest or most expedient. It means understanding that the journey is a big part of the reward.

Get started now, and have patience. Those who seek instant rewards will see them quickly vanish, if they get them at all. Take the time to be the best, and you’ll leave all those overnight wonders behind in the dust.

— Ralph Marston

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