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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes
 

 

Friday, December 8, 2006

Improvement

There is much value in the way you’ve always done things. Consider improving on that value.

Often a difficult and critical challenge will come along to force you out of your established routine. Take the opportunity to rise to that challenge.

Certainly there are benefits to the way you’ve always done things. And just as certainly there are ways to improve.

Take a look at the things that frustrate you, at the things you struggle with, at the things you resent and regret, and be thankful for them. Then find a way to sincerely justify that gratitude.

The most difficult problems point the way to the most significant improvements. Imagine how your effectiveness would skyrocket if the biggest obstacle that holds you back were suddenly no longer there.

Have the courage to move beyond what is comfortable, knowing that whatever your level of achievement is, you can always improve. And watch as the limitations steadily fall away.

— Ralph Marston

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