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I shall tell you a great secret my friend. Do not wait for the last judgement, it takes place every day.
-- Albert Camus
 

 

Friday, August 14, 1998

Strength of desire

Your desire to achieve must be stronger than your reluctance to do the difficult tasks which achievement requires. That’s why it is so important to know, clearly and specifically, what you want to accomplish and why.

What if you had to make a house payment of $1000 per month, but the house sat vacant because you did not have any idea where it was? How willingly would you make the payment? How long would you continue in such a situation? Probably not very long.

Yet when you work hard each day, just trying to get by, without a clearly defined objective, you’re doing pretty much the same thing. You’re enduring the hardships without any clear idea of why. No wonder so many people suffer from burn-out.

The difficulties of everyday life can seem overwhelming when viewed on their own terms. Yet when your dream is big enough, when your goal is clear and meaningful enough, the hardships seem minor by comparison.

Follow a dream that is compelling and clearly defined. It will overpower any obstacle.

— Ralph Marston

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