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Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
-- Jonathon Kozol
 

 

Saturday, December 29, 2007

The best

The best athletes don’t care about whether or not they’re the best. What they care about is the game.

The best actors, musicians, doctors, scientists, teachers and businesspeople are not consumed with being the best. They’re consumed with a passion for what they’re doing.

If your desire is to be the best merely for its own sake, you will strive and struggle against a world that absolutely does not care. If, on the other hand, your most abiding desire is to make a positive difference, you will surely end up being the best at some particular thing or another.

The real substance of accomplishment is never in the trophies or the praise or the recognition it brings. The substance of accomplishment is in the value it delivers.

The best performers in any field are not the ones who hope to be the best or even the ones who already think they are. The best performers are those who never have to even think about where they stand in the rankings.

Commit yourself to delivering value, and you won’t be burdened with the need to keep score. Indeed, you will always be on top of the game.

— Ralph Marston

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