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Make yourself indispensable, and you will move up. Act as though you are indispensable, and you will move out.
-- Jules Ormont
 

 

Monday, December 23, 2002

Value you put in

Anything worth accomplishing is going to take some long, difficult and sustained effort to reach. Yet even though the goal may be a long way off, the benefits of working toward that goal begin to be yours immediately. For the value of accomplishment is in the accomplishing. The reward is not so much in what you obtain as in the person you become in the process of obtaining it.

No matter how difficult the journey may be, it makes all the difference in the world when that journey is leading to a destination you have chosen. By setting your sights upon where you intend to be five years from now, for example, and by committing yourself to following that path, you immediately add value to even this day and this very moment.

The commitment, the discipline, the focus and the effort are indeed their own rewards. And they begin to be yours the moment you decide to begin. Though at first you may wish you could reach the goal without having to work your way past the challenges, you’ll soon realize that such a thing would be worthless. For it is precisely the value you put into any accomplishment that gives it value to you.

— Ralph Marston

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