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If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
-- Norman Vincent Peale
 

 

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Get ahead

How do you get ahead when so many factors are working against you? Choose to take the initiative.

Don’t wait until you’re so far behind that you end up struggling to catch up. Get out in front of what must be done, long before the time comes.

See every moment as an opportunity to make real progress, and you’ll find ways to do just that. See every turn of events, every situation, every encounter as a way to build value.

Learn from your mistakes, and apply what you’ve learned to quickly recover lost ground. Learn from your successes, and look for ways to multiply your productive efforts.

Stop wishing for the easy way out. Instead, invest your precious time in working on ever more effective ways to create real value.

You won’t get ahead by searching in vain for ways to quickly jump there. You will get ahead by using every opportunity to steadily and diligently work your way there, step after step after step.

— Ralph Marston

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