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If we had no faults, we should not take pleasure in noting those of others.
-- Francois De La Rochefoucauld


Friday, March 28, 1997

What’s the worst that could happen?

There’s something that you really want to do. There is a person that you really want to be, deep inside. There is a life that you really want to live.

Go for it! Start today, taking action that will bring you to where you want to be. Are there any good reasons not to? Of course there are, but does that really matter?

If you’re hesitant to take action, ask yourself this: What’s the worst thing that can happen? Is failure the worst thing that can happen? No. Absolutely not. Each undesired result is just one more step toward your goal. Is success the worst that can happen? No. Of course not. Success is what you’re after. So what is the worst thing that can happen?

Nothing. Doing nothing is the worst thing that can happen. When you take action, you are sure to get results, and eventually you will get the results you desire. When you take no action, you are assured of getting nowhere -- a wasted life.

The only way to avoid the worst thing that can happen, is to take action. Do it now. Live the life you want to live by doing what needs to be done.

— Ralph Marston

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