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The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
-- Thomas Jefferson


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Each step along the way

Achievement takes time. Expect to achieve, and work to achieve, but don’t fool yourself into thinking that it will be quick or easy.

What is built in an instant can be knocked down just as quickly. Real, lasting value is created by committed, sustained effort.

There are riches that patience and persistence will bring you, that you cannot experience any other way. Use each moment to move forward a little bit more, day after day, year after year, and truly magnificent things are possible.

The value of any undertaking is not just in the reward at the end. The real value is in the undertaking itself, and in the long, sustained experience of making a positive difference day after day.

Treasure each challenge you encounter, for that challenge gives you a pathway for moving forward. Appreciate, value, and put to higher and higher use the strengths and skills you develop as you move successfully through every challenge.

Get in the habit of enjoying each step along the way. And you’ll enable yourself to take some truly amazing journeys.

— Ralph Marston

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