The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
-- Dean Acheson



Thursday, July 19, 2001

Convince yourself

Success and accomplishment require hard work, commitment and sacrifice. To achieve your goals, you must be willing to invest yourself in them, day after day, year after year. So before you can begin to achieve them, you must convince yourself that they’re worth the effort.

If you’re half-hearted about pursuing an achievement, that achievement won’t happen. So it’s vital that the first person you “sign on” to the project is yourself.

Truly convince yourself of the value of your pursuits, and you’ve created a powerful and effective advocate for them. Know, deep down and throughout your being, why you want what you want, and you’ll find a way to get it.

Goals chosen haphazardly will rarely be reached. The goals you will attain are the ones you know without a doubt that you must reach in order to fulfill your own best possibilities. What are those goals, what are those possibilities for you? Find them, understand them, and go for them with everything you have.

When you’ve convinced yourself that you must, you will.

— Ralph Marston


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