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I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
-- Thomas Jefferson
 

 

Friday, January 5, 2001

Power to your possibilities

Most of the things which hold you back do so with your assistance. Some things stop you only because you’ve decided to let them stop you. That’s a sobering thought, and yet also a very liberating situation. Those things which you allow to stop you can just as easily push you forward, when you decide to let them.

For every excuse which has the power to stop you, there’s an equally compelling reason to move on forward. Challenge yourself to transform what were once your excuses into reasons for success.

It can be comforting for a while to sit back and tell yourself that someone or something else is preventing you from moving ahead. But that comfort soon fades into regret and despair over all the missed opportunities.

Even the very best, most reasonable excuses will add no lasting value to your life. That’s your job! Success and accomplishment will happen when you forget about what might hold you back and focus on how to move ahead. Don’t squander your efforts on propping up the excuses. Instead, give power and energy to your possibilities. Let the reasons you keep at the front of your mind be reasons to succeed.

— Ralph Marston

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