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I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
-- John D. Rockefeller
 

 

Friday, October 26, 2018

Failure is easy

Failure is easy. All you have to do to fail, is nothing.

Failure is easy, yet it can result in a life that is very, very hard. If you take the easy way out too often, soon you can end up with no good way to go.

But a long time before you get to that point, you can vastly improve your trajectory by reminding yourself of this. The easy way is almost never the best way.

It’s tempting to let the little things slide, to blame your troubles on others, to avoid speaking up, to put off effort until later, and later, until it never gets done. But you deserve more from yourself, you deserve better, and so does all of life.

The easy way is not the way of the unique, creative, kind, caring, and purposeful person you are. You are equipped for decisive, effective, positive action, and capable of persisting in that action to reach the highest goals you can imagine.

Turn your attention away from the easiest choice and fix your focus, your energy, your commitment on the best, most enriching choices. Do the difficult work to live the good and fulfilling life that is your destiny.

— Ralph Marston

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