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The hours that make us happy make us wise.
-- John Masefield
 

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Ask effectively

If you wish to receive value from others, be willing and able to offer value in return. For the most effective way to ask is to offer.

There is no end to what you have to offer. You can offer your time, your experience, your expertise, your opinion.

You can offer your skills, your knowledge, your insight, your understanding, your companionship and so much more. Your life is brimming with value that is yours to offer in return for the value that you seek.

Begging, whining, complaining and demanding will earn you little more than the contempt of others. Offering something of true and meaningful value, on the other hand, can bring you just about anything you desire.

You deserve the best that life has to offer. And the way to attain it is by giving the best that you have to offer.

— Ralph Marston

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