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Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.
-- Sydney J. Harris
 

 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Ambition

Take on more than you can handle, then do what is necessary to handle it. Promise more than you can deliver, then find a way to deliver more than you have promised.

Playing it safe is dangerous to your future. Get the juices of your ambition flowing, and get some great stuff done.

Stop waiting around, hoping you’ll come across something that makes you more passionate about life. Start putting lots of effort, with plenty of determination and commitment, into what you’re doing, and you’ll be overflowing with passion and with success.

Stand up and look, with awe and amazement, at the opportunity that’s right in front of you. Then claim the opportunity and jump into it with everything you have.

Think up strategies instead of excuses, then implement those strategies with persistent action. Be willing to get it wrong for as long as it takes to get it right.

Do what you know you can do, and then do a whole lot more. There’s plenty of richness to be lived, so get going and make it happen.

— Ralph Marston

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