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No man is hurt but by himself.
-- Diogenes
 

 

Monday, June 29, 1998

The muscles of success

If I went to a gym and attempted to bench press 250 pounds, I could not do it. Yet there are many people who can, because they have, through weight training, developed the necessary muscle strength to lift that much weight. The only way to develop the muscle strength for lifting heavy weights, is to start lifting lighter weights, and steadily work up to the desired weight.

The same concept applies to any kind of worthwhile accomplishment. You cannot expect to achieve a big success without first building your own muscles of success. Repeatedly lifting lighter weights will give you the strength to lift heavier weights. Similarly, every challenge you overcome gives you the strength to take on bigger challenges.

How strong are your muscles of success? Do you train and develop them every day by your willingness to take on tasks that truly challenge you? The strength needed for success in any endeavor is developed by repeatedly and effectively overcoming obstacles. Take on the challenges, and see how much stronger they make you.

— Ralph Marston

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