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It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.
-- John Burroughs
 

 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Insist on excellence

Insist on excellence from yourself and your efforts. Don’t settle for anything less.

Excellence is not quick or easy, but that doesn’t mean it is out of reach. You know when you’re doing your very best, so don’t let up until you’re doing it.

If you’re going to make the effort, make it all the way. You can learn, and improve, and learn some more, and make use of your experience to make your way toward excellence.

The energy you put into doing it right is energy that’s well invested. Instead of wasting your time on half-hearted efforts, you can transform your time into real, lasting value.

The world may let you get by with less than you’re capable of giving. Yet true fulfillment depends on knowing that you’ve given your best.

Insist on excellence from yourself, and don’t stop until you’ve reached it. All of this wonderful life is yours, so take the opportunity to make it all truly count.

— Ralph Marston

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