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There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
-- Alexander The Great
 

 

Friday, March 6, 1998

Be necessary

Success comes from making yourself necessary. It does not come from making a nuisance of yourself, nor from making people feel sorry for you, nor from taking advantage of others. In whatever arena you seek success, you will attain it by making a useful and substantial contribution.

What are you doing right now to make yourself necessary? How much of yourself do you put into your work, into your life? True, lasting achievement requires effort on your part. You may be able to lie, cheat or steal your way to a big bank account, but you cannot steal true success and fulfillment. It must be earned. It must come from you. It must come from making your own unique, positive contribution to the world.

You’re a special individual, and the best thing you can do with your uniqueness is to make it available to others. Make yourself necessary. Make a difference. Your own life is the most blessed when the most others are blessed by it.

— Ralph Marston

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