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You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
-- Joan Baez
 

 

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Those who achieve

Those who achieve great things are not any smarter or more capable than others. They have simply decided to make use of what’s available to them.

Those who achieve great things encounter challenges, obstacles and problems, just as everyone else does. Achievers have simply chosen to work their way through the difficult challenges, rather than be stopped by them.

Those who achieve great things experience plenty of setbacks and disappointments. They have simply decided to take renewed determination, instead of discouragement, from those disappointments.

Those who achieve great things have exactly the same amount of time available in each day as does everyone else. They have simply committed to making the most of each moment.

Those who achieve great things are not any different than anyone else except for this. They decide to do it, and then follow through with persistent, consistent action.

In this way, very ordinary people realize quite extraordinary levels of achievement. In this way, you can do it too.

— Ralph Marston

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