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Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
-- Stephen Covey


Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Ever higher

Don’t let yourself get too comfortable. For comfort can drain you of the ambition to follow your most treasured dreams.

It is great to be pleased with where you are and with how far you’ve come. Yet even the most satisfying achievements begin to lose their value to you as soon as they are completed.

It is great to spend your time in pleasant, comfortable surroundings. Yet there is so much more to life than pleasure and comfort.

You are at your best when you are moving toward a meaningful, positive and ambitious goal. As each goal is reached, use the position you’ve attained to reach even higher.

No matter how delicious, satisfying, and filling your most recent meal may have been, before long you will need to eat again. Learn to see achievement in the same way.

For just as food sustains your body, achievement helps to sustain your spirit. As you work toward a worthy goal, you more fully become the best you can be.

You’ve already made much progress. Reach ever higher, and keep that golden momentum going.

— Ralph Marston

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