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Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
-- Henri Bergson
 

 

Monday, August 15, 2005

Do it right

It usually takes longer to do it right. And yet when you do it right it lasts much longer too.

It usually takes more effort to do it right. And yet when you do it right the effort is never wasted.

Often, you have to go against the crowd if you are to do it right. And yet, in time, the world will come to appreciate and value what you have done.

You will probably have to make short-term sacrifices in order to do it right. Yet the long-term, continuing benefits you receive are well worth the cost.

People who would rather take shortcuts will resent you for doing it right. Yet they will come to understand your wisdom when their own shortsightedness fails them.

It takes initiative and courage to do it right. And in return you attain a level of achievement that cannot be reached any other way.

— Ralph Marston

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