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The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win.
-- Bobby Knight
 

 

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Choosing to act

You can worry, and your constant focus on the negative possibilities will help to make them real. Or you can take action, and your worries will quickly fade away as you get busy creating a positive reality.

You can complain about life’s unfairness, and your negative attitude will prevent you from seeing the best opportunities. Or you can take action, and the valuable opportunities open to you will grow more numerous and more accessible with each moment.

You can wait for things to be perfect before moving forward, and you’ll end up letting life pass you by. Or you can go ahead and take action, transforming what you already have, as imperfect as it may be, into even greater abundance.

You can take comfort in never making a mistake by never venturing out, but then you’ll never make any progress either. Or you can take action, and even though there will be some mistakes along the way, they’ll be outweighed by the many worthwhile achievements.

You can remain bitter and angry over what has already happened, and by so doing you’ll extend your misfortune even longer. Or you can take action, and move yourself to a more positive, more fulfilling place.

You can choose to do nothing, but you’re not going to like the results. Or you can choose to take action, and to create a life that’s filled with purpose, meaning and real fulfillment.

— Ralph Marston

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