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Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial.
-- H. Ross Perot
 

 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Not too satisfied

One of the worst things you can do with an achievement is to be fully satisfied with it. Sure, be satisfied, but not so satisfied that you stop taking any further action.

You didn’t let the challenges stop you. It would be a shame to let your victory stop you.

Complacency can rob you of not only your achievements, but of your very will to achieve. Though you have earned the right to take a little break from your efforts, it’s in your best interest not to make that break too long.

Let the achievement satisfy you for a little while. Then look for how it can challenge you and spur you to further achievement.

The most painful regrets are for opportunities missed. Don’t let the good things you’ve done lull you into complacency about the new opportunities that have just been born.

Rather than resting on your achievements, build on them. Find even greater satisfaction by putting your skills and experience to work again, and again.

— Ralph Marston

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