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Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.
-- Thomas Alva Edison


Saturday, November 23, 1996

I could never...

Do you ever catch yourself saying “I could never..."? I could never quit my job, tell him the truth, speak in front of a large group, make a parachute jump, ask her for a date, learn to speak another language, shoot below 90, play the guitar like that. I could never do that.

Why not? What do you mean, “I could never"? Of course you could. You could indeed. If it can be done, you can do it. You’ve got to want it, of course. And if you want it enough, you’ll do it.

"I could never” is usually said wistfully, meaning “I wish I could, but I can’t.” That’s preposterous. You can if you want to. Free yourself from your own limitations. What do you want to do? What will fulfill the enormous potential of your life? Certainly not hiding behind “I could never."

You are capable of truly extraordinary accomplishments. You can do whatever you decide you’re going to do. You can find a way. Have the courage to live your possibilities.

— Ralph Marston

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