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He who angers you conquers you.
-- Elizabeth Kenny
 

 

Monday, April 9, 2001

Go for it

Taking risks can be uncomfortable. Taking risks can lead to failure. So be a bit uncomfortable. It won’t kill you. Accept the possibility of failure, for without that possibility there can be no success.

What good is being comfortable if you’re trapped by that comfort in a life of mediocrity? Life is meant to be lived and experienced, not just endured. If you’re bored, if you’re tired, if you’re unmotivated, chances are it’s because you are too comfortable. Is that really the kind of comfort you desire?

Get up, get out, get in and go for it. Dig your dreams out of the closet of your mind, dust them off, remember fondly how great and empowering they felt, and how well they worked, when you first got them. Then take those dreams out. Give them some fresh air and sunshine and watch them start blossoming again.

You have greatest opportunity of all -- the opportunity to live. So get up and do it. Rather than sitting around watching others following their dreams, go for it yourself and thrill to every moment of the experience.

— Ralph Marston

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