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Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.
-- Dale Carnegie
 

 

Saturday, April 25, 1998

Proceed

What would you do right now if you knew that everything today would turn out perfectly? What project would you start, what person would you talk to, what problem would you tackle if you could be assured of success?

Is there anything you’re putting off because you’re afraid of failure? Is there anyone you’re avoiding because you’re afraid of what they would say or think?

There is no guarantee of success. But there is a guarantee that if you never go for it, you’ll never have it. And even in the failed attempts, you’ll learn and grow. There is no guarantee that other people will think highly of all you say and do. But that’s their problem.

Do you believe in the worth of your own pursuits? If so, then what could possibly prevent you from following them? If you’re looking for a sure thing, then here’s one -- everything you achieve will come only from the things you attempt. In order to succeed, you must proceed. Today is a great day to start.

— Ralph Marston

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