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Prosperity belongs to those who learn new things the fastest.
-- Paul Zane Pilzer
 

 

Wednesday, December 16, 1998

Use it now

Today will proceed right along, no matter what you do. You can’t stop it, and you can’t hold on to it. What you can do, is use it for all it’s worth.

You can choose to put forth the absolute minimum effort necessary to make it through this day, and you will indeed make it through the day. Trouble is, tomorrow you’ll end up right back where you started, with the need to make it through another day.

Instead, use today for all it’s worth. Make the effort to make some real progress. You know what needs to be done. You know what you want to accomplish. Now is the time to do it.

Instead of “making it through” focus on “making it happen.” Think of one little thing you can do today, that will improve all your tomorrows, and then do it. Surely you have the time and energy for one little improvement. Think of the difference it will make.

When you’re already moving sideways, it doesn’t take that much more effort to change your direction to forward. Today is here right now. Use it!

— Ralph Marston

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