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Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
-- Earl Wilson
 

 

Tuesday, February 27, 2001

Seek balance

In order to move effectively forward you must stop on a regular basis. A tree does not grow to its full, magnificent height in a single season. Rather, it grows for a few months, sheds all its leaves, and becomes temporarily dormant. After a period of rest, the tree sprouts a whole new set of leaves and begins to grow upward again.

Life is a cycle of effort and rest. The effectiveness of each depends on the other. Get enough rest, and you’ll be more effective in your efforts. Put your energy into your actions, and you’ll rest well.

Going, going, going all the time will not get you where you truly desire to be. Move steadily and forcefully forward. Then stop for a while. Consider where you are, how you got here, and where you will go next. Even the most carefully planned route requires frequent mid-course corrections. So take a regular break to get your bearings. Then move on ahead, refreshed, full of energy, and headed exactly toward where you wish to be.

— Ralph Marston

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