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There is no freedom like seeing myself as I am and not losing heart.
-- Elizabeth J. Canham


Saturday, October 26, 1996

You can do it

You have the power and the ability to be whatever you want to be, to do whatever you want to do, to have whatever you want to have.

Look at all the things that people have done -- built great fortunes, created great works of art, developed incredibly powerful machines, influenced millions with their words. The list is endless. There is no limit to accomplishment.

You were born to do great things. Every human accomplishment has been attained by someone just like you. Everything that has ever been possible, is possible for you. Whatever you can imagine, is possible for you. Yes, for you. If you are willing to take action. If you are willing to do what needs to be done.

Are there obstacles? Yes, of course there are. Nothing worthwhile comes easy. In fact, it is precisely the struggle and the challenge that makes anything valuable.

Right now, today, you have a choice. You can sit back, complain about how unfair life is, make excuses for not ever doing anything, and watch the world pass you by. OR you can stand up, step forward, boldly take on each challenge that comes your way, and do whatever it takes to make something of your life.

— Ralph Marston

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