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I've long seen failure as a tool, not an outcome.
-- Scott Adams


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Start the doing

Don’t be too smart for your own good. Don’t be too critical of your own work.

Prepare for what you intend to do, and plan how you will do it, but not to the point of obsession. Sooner rather than later, finish the planning and start the doing.

Even though you won’t get it perfect, focus all your energy on getting it done. Even though you may have your doubts, push on through them and keep going.

Achievement is never clean or linear. Great achievement is messy and inconvenient, daunting and often quite unpredictable, and it is worth all that.

You have great achievement within you, today, in this place, using what you have and what you know. What a shame it would be to never let that unique achievement see the light of day.

So get busy right now and begin to let it see the light of day, on this day. You have so much to give to life, and such exquisite fulfillment to savor from doing so.

— Ralph Marston

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