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All that we are is a result of what we have thought.
-- Abraham Lincoln


Friday, May 5, 2006

Grow each day

At some point in the not-too-distant future, a difficult challenge will come your way. Though it’s impossible to know exactly what it will be, you can certainly start preparing for it now.

If you wait until the challenge is on top of you, it can be completely overwhelming. However, when you prepare yourself for it in advance, that challenge could well become your greatest opportunity.

Each day you have the chance to grow stronger, more knowledgeable, more creative and resourceful. Make the most of those everyday opportunities, and then when the big opportunities come, you’ll be able to gain much value from them.

You can most likely get by just fine from day to day without making any major changes or improvements in your life. Eventually, though, you will face a difficult challenge that will give you no option, and you’ll be compelled to quickly, urgently adapt.

Instead of waiting until you must do so out of panic, take the opportunity to grow and improve a little each day. Instead of worrying about what might happen, put yourself in a position to successfully handle whatever does happen.

The time and effort you put into becoming stronger and more capable will surely serve you well. Use each day to grow, and challenge becomes your friend.

— Ralph Marston

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