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Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
-- Jane Hopkins
 

 

Tuesday, April 1, 1997

What are the possibilities?

Don’t ask “What is sensible, and how do we make it possible?” Instead, ask “What is possible, and how do we make it work?” That is the difference between mere survival, and great accomplishment.

Instead of looking at what most likely will happen, look at what could happen. Consider the possibilities. They are everywhere -- in every person, every job, every circumstance. The more stress and uncertainty in a situation, the more possibilities there are.

Possibilities show up the best when they’re needed the most. They turn failure into success, fear into confidence, and indifference into passion.

Possibilities raise the stakes. All of life is a choice -- you can do anything, but you can’t do everything. So it makes sense to consider all the possibilities, and pursue the best one for you. Put your effort where it counts, reaching for the highest that is possible.

— Ralph Marston

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