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Reality consists of the experiences we believe are real. What is real may or may not be the same for everyone.
-- Harry Palmer


Wednesday, July 2, 1997

A life of value

There is no escaping the fact that the value of your own life depends on you. You cannot take it from someone else, or borrow it, or inherit it, or marry it, or just get lucky and happen upon it. You must produce it.

The thoughts you have and the actions you take, all have consequences. You cannot shortcut your life. It must be lived, and the challenges must be met, by your own strength, discipline and character.

Each day is full of incredible opportunity -- opportunity that comes disguised as challenge. Each day you have the opportunity to move yourself in the direction of your dreams, by your own effort, by your own commitment, by your own focus, by jumping into the adventure of life and getting your hands dirty.

You have the choice -- to either stand up and live with purpose and meaning, or to sit back and watch others have all the fun and fulfillment. Live life for all it is. No one else can do it for you.

— Ralph Marston

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