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If you must tell me your opinions, tell me what you believe in. I have plenty of doubts of my own.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
 

 

Saturday, September 20, 1997

What’s your priority?

Making it happen is largely a matter of priorities. There’s only so much time in each day. There are only so many paths you can follow. Every moment is a choice. To accomplish anything, you must choose to take the actions that will lead to that accomplishment.

Choice necessarily involves letting go of one thing in favor of another. If you can’t ever let go, then you can never move forward. Everything you do, expresses your priorities. Whatever you really want to do, you’ll find a way to do -- even if you don’t admit to yourself, or to others, that you want it.

What would you rearrange your life for? What would you do, no matter what got in your way? Those are your true priorities. It may sound good to say that you want this or that, yet your real commitments are shown by the actions you take, not by what you think you might want.

You’re a goal-seeking creation -- very, very good at getting what you want. You will, without a doubt, get exactly what you want. With that in mind, the question becomes -- does what you want, bring you true joy and fulfillment?

— Ralph Marston

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