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Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
-- Jawaharial Nehru
 

 

Saturday, August 3, 1996

Stand up and stand out

If you want something out of life, it is challenging. Once you accept the fact that life is difficult, you begin to transcend it.

It takes courage to stand up and make a difference. Believe in yourself. What you have, what you are, is a result of what you believe you deserve.

Get in the habit of giving more than you’re paid for. Go the extra mile. Don’t go where the path may lead, but go where there is no path, and leave a trail. When you have your own vision, you don’t have any competitors. Be your best, do your best and don’t worry about the rest.

Make the commitment to work on yourself. Many people never realize their greatness because they get sidetracked. You deserve to get some prime time from yourself.

Focus on the things you love and on your talents. Develop your gifts. We all need an area of life in which we have a special competence. It will give you confidence, and a larger vision of yourself. It takes work, focus and a determined effort to make the best of what you have. The reward is that you’ll accomplish great things, and you’ll always be in control of your destiny.

— Ralph Marston

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