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Fortune sides with him who dares.
-- Virgil
 

 

Friday, May 26, 2006

Get through it

When there’s an obstacle directly in front of you, it can appear difficult, complicated and forbidding. Once you get past it though, you may wonder why you ever hesitated to take it on.

Is there some challenge looming on your horizon that seems insurmountable? The good news is that it is not nearly as difficult as it first appears.

Yet the only way you’ll know for sure is to step right up and meet it face to face. Once you start to do that, you also start to grow stronger, and as you do, the challenge becomes more manageable.

If you hide and cower in fear when confronted with a difficult situation, your response only makes the situation even more difficult. By making the choice to stride confidently forward, you raise yourself to a higher level of performance.

As you work through the difficulties, your wisdom, strength and effectiveness grow to meet the demands of the situation. And all the time you’ll be creating real, lasting value.

Though the challenge looks big and forbidding, remember that it’s well worth the effort to get to the other side. For when you get in the habit of seeking and working through challenge, you can go anywhere you choose.

— Ralph Marston

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