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If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
-- Lou Holtz


Wednesday, June 19, 1996

There’s plenty for everyone

The way to true abundance is to reject the scarcity mentality.

Stop dwelling on what you DON’T have. Instead, focus on what you COULD have, what you could BE. It makes all the difference in the world. Trying to get what you want by taking it from others will never work. Whether your actions are legal or not, you’ll always come up short. Because this “zero-sum” mentality presumes scarcity. And when you dwell on scarcity, that’s what you’ll get in your life.

Learn to think with an “abundance” mentality. You can start by being thankful for the things you do have. Learn to appreciate the beauty around you. Realize that it’s not necessary to own or control the sunset, or the sky, or another person in order for them to fill your life with joy. Understand that you can have lasting success only by providing value and service to others. The more abundance you provide, the more people you provide it to, the more you yourself will have.

— Ralph Marston

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