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The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
-- Thomas H. Huxley
 

 

Tuesday, August 6, 1996

You never know...

Think about the incredible series of coincidences that have led you to where you are today. Chances are, there have been many moments, seemingly insignificant at the time, that ended up altering the course of your life in a major way. Perhaps it was someone you met, who introduced you to someone else, through whom you met your spouse. Or perhaps it was a party you attended, and someone you talked to, who knew someone else, who was responsible for your current job.

You never know what will come your way, or how it will come. Things happen in the most unexpected ways. People come into your life, and lead you to other people, who lead you to others, and so on. That person standing in line behind you at the bank might just hold your future in his hands.

That’s why it’s so important to be open to new ideas, new people, and new experiences. If you sit in front of the TV all the time, life-changing opportunities will rarely come your way. Get yourself out, circulating among people, doing things, exchanging ideas and participating in life. Opportunities come in abundance each day when you are open to them.

— Ralph Marston

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