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The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
-- Eden Phillpotts


Friday, May 23, 1997


Always look for ways to add value, and you’ll find countless opportunities that others never even see.

In every problem, in every obstacle, in every challenge, there is an opportunity for you to add value. And by so doing, you gain a powerful advantage. In every success, there are opportunities for you to make it even more successful by adding value.

If you’re looking at any situation and wondering “What’s in it for me?", the answer depends entirely on what you put into it. The surest way to success and achievement is to be a creator of value.

Ask “how can I make a difference?” and it puts you on a level vastly higher than those who merely ask “how can I make a quick buck?” Because when you “make a buck” you’ll just need to make another one tomorrow -- when you make a real contribution, you open doors that others don’t even know exist.

— Ralph Marston

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