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All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
 

 

Saturday, October 3, 1998

Be necessary

The more necessary you make yourself, the more successful you’ll be in this world. How many lives can you improve today? What can you do that will make the most difference for the most people? What special thing do you have to offer, and how can you get others to benefit from it?

No matter what kind of work you do, there is always the opportunity for you to make a difference. There are really no menial jobs, and there are no magnificent jobs. It is the person doing the work who gives that work value. It is the desire and ability to effectively serve others, that brings about great fortunes and towering accomplishments.

Every day, in every situation, make yourself necessary. Seek out ways to offer a meaningful contribution. Enthusiastically place yourself in the service of others. That is the attitude which leads to success. That is the pathway of accomplishment, wealth, and excellence. Be necessary, make a positive difference, and be great.

— Ralph Marston

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