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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
-- Rumi


Friday, April 23, 2010

Jump up

A challenge is a chance to jump up to a higher level of performance. Take that opportunity and run with it.

If you haven’t been as effective as you know you can be, a difficult challenge will change that. Because the challenge will leave you with no other choice.

Yes, it’s inconvenient and uncomfortable and just plain hard work. But think of what will happen when you choose to run out and embrace it.

You’ll make yourself stronger, more capable, with greater discipline, focus and effectiveness. Not only will you create something of great value, you’ll then be perfectly positioned to create even greater value on top of that.

You’ll run faster when you’re chasing after something, or when there’s something chasing you. You’ll discover that you can do it, and you’ll discover how great it feels to give your very best.

When a challenge jolts you awake, jump out of your slumber and hit the ground running. Be pleasantly amazed at where you can take yourself when there’s a challenge pushing you forward.

— Ralph Marston

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