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Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
-- Abraham Lincoln
 

 

Saturday, January 26, 2002

A way around

You don’t necessarily have to get rid of your limitations in order to get around them. Your limitations might slow you down a little, but they don’t have to stop you. Refuse to see those limitations as an excuse for failure. See them instead as a challenge and an encouragement to move forward and to succeed.

Look at how successfully you’ve gotten around them in the past. Everything you’ve ever accomplished has been done in spite of the limitations you faced at the time. You can do it again. Don’t wait for the limitations to disappear. Some of them will always be with you. Move on ahead anyway. Decide to find a way around them.

Sure, you can use your limitations as a perfectly reasonable, understandable excuse for not ever getting anything accomplished. But what will you gain from that? Nothing!

Everyone is faced with certain limitations. Many people achieve stunning success even though they are burdened with severe limitations. It’s not really those limitations that matter. What matters is the determination and the desire to make things happen. When you find a real, meaningful reason to do so, you can get around most any limitation.

— Ralph Marston

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