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Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
-- Robert Half


Friday, April 12, 1996

Just do it

Sometimes there are things that just have to be done. The best option, when something needs to be done, is to do it.

Don’t worry about how you’re going to “deal” with it, or what it will do to your self-esteem, or what other people will think. Just do it. Take the action. You are in complete control of your mind and your body, no one has any power over you. Only you can control your own actions. And if there’s something that you must do, then you’re the one who needs to do it.

I can make excuses. You can make excuses. A child can make excuses. So what? Excuses don’t get anything accomplished. Action is the key to accomplishment. Discipline yourself to take action.

Yes, it is difficult. Yes, it is painful. Yes, it is inconvenient. And yes, you know it needs to be done. So just do it today.

— Ralph Marston

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