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The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.
-- Ivy Baker Priest
 

 

Friday, December 26, 2003

The real thing

When it comes to your life, don’t settle for an inferior imitation. Go with the real thing.

Don’t spend your time just staying busy when you can instead be actually accomplishing something. Don’t settle for overindulgence when you can have real nourishment.

Rather than wasting your time trying to take from others, put your efforts into creating real value. Instead of merely keeping up appearances and pretending to be someone you’re not, find ways to express the genuine, unique person you really are.

Why put your effort into cutting corners when that same effort can be invested in doing it right? Why settle for a cheap imitation of life when you can have the real thing?

Don’t be content to envy others for what they’ve achieved when that same energy can be used to achieve for yourself. You deserve the best, and you have what it takes to make that happen.

Life is best when it is authentic. Insist on the real thing.

— Ralph Marston

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