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Abraham Lincoln did not go to Gettysburg having commissioned a poll to find out what would sell in Gettysburg.
-- Robert Coles
 

 

Monday, January 22, 2001

Go ahead

Excellence is not achieved in the first step. Yet that first step must be taken if excellence is to be created. Greatness is not attained in the initial effort. Yet greatness comes only through making that first effort, and then many more.

Go ahead and begin. Get started. Take the first step toward your dreams. Make the first effort to work toward greatness. You will learn a lot as you go, and perfect your approach. The important thing now is to get started and keep going.

You will make mistakes. Correct them and learn from them. You’ll have disappointments. Keep on going and those disappointments will serve to further motivate you. You’ll come up against difficult obstacles. Find a way through them. You’ll have triumphant moments. Celebrate the triumphs but don’t let the celebration prevent you from moving forward.

Go ahead. Get started accomplishing those things you’ve decided to do. Now is a great time. One step at a time, you can do it. You know you can, so go ahead and make it happen.

— Ralph Marston

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