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Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about.
-- Solomon Short
 

 

Saturday, November 5, 2005

Grow into the challenges

When a new challenge arises, you might think that you need to first acquire some new skill or knowledge or resource in order to deal with that challenge. Yet in every case, you can begin with something you already have, and then steadily grow into the challenge.

Along the way you will most certainly acquire new skills, develop new knowledge, gain access to new resources. That is a big part of the value of challenge.

Yet the best starting point is where you are. The sooner you begin, the sooner you will grow strong enough to move successfully through whatever challenge you face.

There is a path that leads directly to the most positive outcome you can imagine. And the first step on that path is right in front of you.

No matter how imposing the challenge, no matter how ambitious the goal, you have what is necessary to take the first step. And once you’re on your way, you’ll find and develop what you need to continue.

Move confidently forward in the direction you know you must go. Start with what you have, and you’ll grow into whatever you need.

— Ralph Marston

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