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Good nature will always supply the absence of beauty; but beauty cannot supply the absence of good nature.
-- Joseph Addison
 

 

Tuesday, December 24, 2002

Again and again

Those thoughts and deeds that become a permanent part of you are the ones that are repeated again and again. A single act of kindness is good, yet one kindness after another after another makes kindness a valuable and unceasing part of you.

A single disciplined effort will bring its positive reward. And much more so will a habit of focus and discipline bring a lifetime of achievement after valuable achievement.

If you hear, or read, or see something once you may very well forget it. When you are exposed to it over and over again it finds a permanent place within you.

It’s a simple technique that’s available to anyone, and used by those who are most consistently successful. When you want to instill something into your life, keep on repeating it until it is securely and enduringly there.

If you can do it once, you can do it again. Keep doing it long enough, and it will become a part of you.

— Ralph Marston

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