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A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
-- Ernest Hemingway
 

 

Monday, March 10, 1997

Just get started

Once you make a decision to do something, get started right away. Making the commitment is important, but it is not a substitute for action. Do something immediately to seal the commitment. The more time and effort you invest, the more you’ll be motivated to go the distance.

Find something you can do right now to get started. And then keep on going until your goal is accomplished. It won’t be perfect, but it doesn’t have to be. What matters is that you take action, with steady perseverence.

What are you waiting for? The time to get started is now. The minutes are ticking away -- don’t waste them. You can be that much closer to your goal if you’ll just go ahead and get started now.

— Ralph Marston

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