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To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man's character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours.
-- Mark Twain
 

 

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Take the initiative

You don’t need anyone else’s permission to create value. What you do need is a genuine desire to make a difference, a little imagination, some effort and time.

There is always work to be done, in every direction you look. There is always value to be created. Jump in and do that work, step forward and create that value. Those who take the initiative are the ones who will reap the biggest rewards.

If everyone waited for conditions to improve before taking action, then conditions would never improve. Rather than waiting for things to get better, be the one who makes them better.

When you encounter a problem, work to transform it into an opportunity. In the most difficult circumstances you’ll find the greatest potential for adding value.

Step forward and take the initiative. And what you get will be valuable indeed.

— Ralph Marston

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