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Don't let what you're being get in the way of what you might become.
-- Harry Palmer


Monday, July 22, 1996

Look at what you’ve done

One good way to get a perspective on your life is to look at all the things you’ve accomplished. And don’t think you haven’t accomplished anything, because you have.

If you’re alive and breathing then you’ve accomplished one thing for sure -- survival. Chances are, you’ve done ionships with -- not just “romantic” relationships, but friendships, business contacts, social, political and artistic contacts.

Think of the books you’ve read, the skills you’ve learned, the things you’ve repaired, the films you’ve enjoyed, the record albums you’ve collected. These are all things you’ve accomplished. And of course don’t forget the big accomplishments: jobs, formal education, wealth, children and other major things you’ve done in life.

Then truth is, when you think about it, your life has been full of accomplishments. Every day you get what you want much of the time. You’ve learned how to survive and to enjoy life. On a daily basis, you use your energy and your resources to accomplish things, both major and minor.

Now, consider for a moment what your life could be like if all that energy were directed toward a single purpose. You could literally do anything you wanted. The energy is already there. You prove that on a daily basis by all the things that you are able to accomplish. In order to reach your dream, the only thing you need to do is to FOCUS that energy toward the fulfillment of that dream.

We’re all more accomplished than we think. Look at your life and see how far you’ve come. You’ll realize that you DO know how to get what you want. Make the commitment to focus all that energy in a single direction, and the results will be awesome.

— Ralph Marston

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