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Thursday, August 30, 2001

Willing to work

What are you willing to work for? It’s a simple question, yet an important one. There are lots of things you might wish for, but wishing doesn’t take much effort, and consequently it won’t produce results. There are things you may plan for, and yet planning alone will not bring them about.

What matters is what you are willing to work for. What you achieve depends on what you are willing to work for. The person you become is based on what you are willing to work for. The quality of your life is directly related to what you are willing to work for -- not what you need, not what you want, not what you think you are entitled to, but what you are willing to work for.

There are things you won’t be willing to work for. That’s OK. There’s no need to feel guilty about not being willing to work for them. Just don’t expect to have them. Forget about those things and focus your energy on what you are willing to work for.

There are goals and aspirations that will drive you. There are things that you will gladly be willing to work for. Find them, follow them, work toward them and make them happen.

— Ralph Marston

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