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Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
-- Rudyard Kipling


Saturday, December 17, 2005

The reason

When it seems too frustrating, tedious, difficult or uncomfortable, stop for a moment and give yourself time to remember. Stop for a moment and remember why you’re doing it in the first place.

When there’s a meaningful reason behind what you’re doing, then you’ll be able to find the motivation and the energy to get it done. Connect yourself with that reason, and allow it to push you forward.

Because you have a reason, you have a very real stake in the outcome of your own efforts. Be sure to keep yourself connected to whatever that reason may be.

The discipline, persistence, commitment and effectiveness necessary to get the job done need substance to support and maintain them. They require a real and meaningful reason, a driving purpose, in order to thrive.

Whenever something starts to get you down, challenge yourself to remember why you’re doing it. Remember why, and move ahead with a fresh, powerful, renewed sense of purpose.

Remember why, and you’ll have what it takes to get it done.

— Ralph Marston

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