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You always pass failure on the way to success.
-- Mickey Rooney
 

 

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Make use

No matter what you do, or what you fail to do, the moments of this day will pass at a steady and unrelenting pace. Today will move right along, and there’s no way you can stop it or hold on to it.

What you can do, however, is make full use of it. What you can do is make something of lasting value out of the fleeting moments of this day.

Yes, you could choose to put forth the very minimum effort required to simply make it through the day. Yet all that will do is take you to tomorrow, where the only thing you’ll have to show for it is the need to make it through still another day.

Instead, use this day to grow, to learn, to act and move and build and accomplish. Rather than seeking to merely make it through, choose to truly make it count for something great.

Time is already moving steadily ahead. Make the decision, right now, to move ahead with it.

Make full and joyous use of the unique moment in time where you now find yourself. You’ve been given the valuable gift of this day, so step forward and claim its special treasures.

— Ralph Marston

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