virgin islands scene

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
-- Samuel Johnson
 

 

Wednesday, October 29, 1997

You have what it takes

There’s almost no visible difference between the winning athlete, and one who finishes last. They both have the same number of muscles to work with. They both play the game by the same rules, using the same kind of equipment. Yet the winner, is the one who makes the commitment to win. The winner is the athlete who does what it takes, who trains day after day, who adds a little extra to each workout, who can visualize crossing the finish line ahead of the rest.

The highest paid salesperson, and the one who rarely makes a sale, both have the same basic skills and resources. The difference is in what they do with what they have. The best selling novelist, and the unpublished writer, both have the same dictionary full of words to work with. The difference is in what they do with what they have.

You already have the raw material for success and achievement. You have what it takes to achieve greatness in anything you desire. Within you, is the potential for extraordinary accomplishment. No one is better suited for success than you. Yet, you are the one who must make it happen. You are the one who must make the commitment, and do whatever it takes, to achieve the greatness of which you’re capable.

You have what it takes. Make it happen.

— Ralph Marston

previousTake time       In pursuit of pleasurenext

Copyright ©1997 Ralph S. Marston, Jr. All Rights Reserved. The Daily Motivator is provided for your personal, non-commercial use only. Other than personal sharing, please do not re-distribute without permission.