Wednesday, January 7, 1998
Take the plunge
If you’re not a little bit apprehensive, then you’re not reaching high enough.
To move forward, you must put yourself on the line. That means going beyond your comfortable routine. Your abilities increase only when you regularly strive to go beyond them. Your effectiveness improves only when challenges pull you beyond your limits.
That sinking feeling you get, when moving into uncharted territory, is a precursor to success. Preparation and planning are vital, and confidence is essential. Yet alone they do not bring accomplishment. At some point, you must take the plunge. You’ll never be as ready as you wanted to be. It will never be as comfortable as you’d like it to be.
Do it anyway, and make the commitment to give it your best. Challenge undertaken with sincerity of purpose, will build in you the strength needed to prevail.
Ralph MarstonEnthusiasm Paradise
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