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The act of compassion begins with full attention, just as rapport does.
-- Daniel Goleman
 

 

Tuesday, December 18, 2001

Work on it

Easy answers and effortless solutions are not going to bring you what you truly desire. The surest way to the achievement of any desire is to work on it. Stop waiting for it to fall into your lap. Stop searching for a shortcut. Get up, get out, get going and get to work on it.

There are those who will promise you something for nothing. They offer nothing but empty promises and eventual disappointment. So don’t let them waste your time or energy. Use that time and energy to truly move yourself in the direction of your dream. Use that energy to work on it.

Work on it. It seems so obvious, and yet too few people actually make the sustained effort to achieve the life they desire. Those who do make that effort, those who go to work on what they desire, are the ones who reach it.

Those who appear lucky have made their own luck. Every result has a cause. Every achievement comes from the effort that is put into it.

One of the greatest, defining blessings of life is the opportunity to put forth effort in the direction of your desires. Live that blessing in every moment by using your efforts to achieve your highest and best possibilities.

— Ralph Marston

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