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First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.
-- Mahatma Gandhi


Thursday, May 15, 1997

Put time to work

Time is an interesting concept. We can’t see it. We can’t hear it, or touch it. Yet it rules our lives. The clock tells us when to wake up, when to eat, when to work, when to go to bed.

Time is our way of keeping life’s experiences separated. It is not a material thing -- it is an idea. Time can work for you, or against you, depending on how you use it.

Used wisely, time can magnify your efforts. Spend 30 minutes walking briskly, and you’ll feel good, though perhaps a little tired. Do it every day for 6 months and you’ll be in top physical shape. Make 2 or 3 sales calls today, and chances are you won’t get a sale. Do it every day for a year, and you’ll have more business than you can handle.

The most effective use of time comes when you have a clear, consistent direction. When your efforts are focused, time is your ally.

Where will you be six months from now? It depends completely on how you spend your time today, and tommorow, and all the days in between. When your efforts each day build on your previous efforts, the combined result is powerful indeed.

Take step after step in the same direction, and time will bring spectacular results.

— Ralph Marston

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