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We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
-- Francois De La Rochefoucauld
 

 

Tuesday, September 29, 1998

Response to challenge

The people who add the most to our lives are often the ones who challenge us the most. The teachers whom we remember with fondness and appreciation are those who pushed us, not those who pampered us. A demanding customer is rarely a pleasure to deal with, yet that customer can challenge the business to move forward.

The experiences which cause us to grow are the ones in which we’re challenged to push ourselves past our previously perceived limits. Strength is built in response to challenge. A bodybuilder must lift heavier and heavier weights in order to increase muscle. There is no other way. The more magnificent the accomplishment, the more daunting are the challenges which must be overcome.

The challenges you face provide a pathway to excellence. They are difficult and they will bring out the best in you. To be the best, you must be willing to face the biggest challenges. You most certainly can do it. It’s what you’re designed to do. Are you ready and willing? It’s up to you.

— Ralph Marston

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