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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Unsurpassed enthusiasm

When the going gets rough, that’s not a sign that you must lower your expectations. It is precisely during such times that your best strategy is to raise those expectations.

If your goal is to merely get by, to do nothing more than just break even, there’s nothing in it to motivate or inspire you. Set your sights on a destination so compelling that you’ll be pulled toward it just by thinking about it.

Giving up and settling for less is never the answer to life’s challenges. See those challenges as the tremendously valuable opportunities that they are.

Always, always, always there are rich rewards waiting for those who can produce and provide real value to life. That is even more acutely true in times of turmoil and uncertainty.

You have so very much to offer, for you are smart, experienced, adaptable, curious, open-minded and willing to make a positive difference. So by all means, get busy making your own unique contribution to life with every opportunity that comes your way.

This is your time to shine more brightly than ever before. Greet this day, and every day, with the unsurpassed enthusiasm of knowing what a truly grand opportunity is now in your hands.

— Ralph Marston

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