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The biggest fool in the world is he who merely does his work supremely well, without attending to appearance.
-- Michael Korda
 

 

Monday, November 16, 1998

Growing challenge

No matter how magnificently you may arrange your life, no matter what level of wealth, power, position or respect you may attain, there will always be challenges for you to face. In fact, the higher you climb, the more daunting the challenges usually become. Fortunately, your ability to prevail against challenge also increases with every accomplishment.

There will always be challenge and right along with it, opportunity. There will always be the need for strength, for courage, for focus and perseverance.

Those who put off facing the challenges until “someday” find that the someday never comes. Those who wait for things to get better, instead of doing something about their situation, will find things getting worse and worse.

Meet each challenge as quickly and as competently as you can. There will be another one right behind it. And as you work your way through them all, you’ll find yourself fully alive. Success comes not from the absence of challenge, but from the ever-increasing ability to benefit from it.

— Ralph Marston

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