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You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.
-- Pearl S. Buck
 

 

Friday, December 5, 2003

How far you’ve come

There was a time when you could not do many of the things you can do now. Yet you learned, and now those skills that once were out of reach have become second nature.

There was a time when you felt uncomfortable venturing into new places, situations and relationships. Even so, you did it, and now you feel perfectly at home with those people and places.

There was a time when you could not comprehend many of the things you now understand so well. And you took the time to listen, to learn, to think and to challenge yourself.

You’ve come a long way already, and because of that, the challenges now are even greater. That means they’re filled with even more valuable opportunities for you to move higher and higher.

Though you’re not yet where you truly want to be, you’ve come a long way in that direction. The knowledge, the experience, the strength you already have is more than enough to move you forward today.

Make use of it all, and tomorrow you’ll have even more.

— Ralph Marston

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