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To change one's life, start immediately, do it flamboyantly, no exceptions.
-- William James


Thursday, May 29, 1997

You want what?

The difference between want and have is do.

Everyone has great dreams, wonderful plans, incredible intentions. Yet far too few people ever follow up on them. And it’s not always because of a lack of desire, or even a lack of action.

What’s usually missing is continued, focused, effective effort.

You’ve got to be clear on what you seek. You must plan precisely how it is to be accomplished. And you must be willing to do whatever is necessary, and to work effectively for as long as it takes, until the goal is reached.

Vague generalities are worthless. Commitment to a specific target and plan of action is essential.

Working effectively toward a well-defined goal is no more difficult than spinning your wheels chasing nebulous dreams. Give clarity to your desires and you’ll create the energy needed their fulfillment.

— Ralph Marston

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