It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

 

Thursday, March 28, 2002

Convincing yourself

You can achieve anything you desire when you convince yourself to do it. Once you’re totally convinced of the value of any endeavor, you’ll find a way to get it done.

Every action you take is taken because you’ve convinced yourself to do it. So what are you busy convincing yourself to do? Are you rationalizing and making up excuses for expecting less of yourself than you’re capable of achieving? Or are you challenging yourself to reach ever higher?

Look around you and you’ll see very clearly what you’ve already convinced yourself to achieve. Look at the things you’ve accomplished and you’ll understand your priorities up to this point.

If you like what you see, keep on going, keep on convincing yourself to reach for the very best. If you’re not satisfied with where you are, all you have to do is convince yourself to move toward where you’d truly like to be.

You’re highly skilled at convincing yourself, so make the most of that powerful ability. Convince yourself of the value of following your most treasured dreams and desires, and they will indeed be yours.

— Ralph Marston

 

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