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We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
-- Rudyard Kipling
 

 

Saturday, January 30, 1999

Consequences

Staying focused and on track is largely a matter of looking ahead and considering the consequences of the things you do.

Your actions can do nothing to change what has already happened. Altering the past is unattainable. By the same token, changing the future is unavoidable. The actions you take right now will most certainly result in future consequences.

Every action has consequences. Once the action is taken, the process has been set in motion and the consequences from that action are inevitable. So it is vital to consider the consequences beforehand, and to act with an eye toward the eventual outcome of each action.

You cannot disconnect consequences from the actions which precipitate them. However, you can reliably control your consequences by controlling your actions. Keep the consequences in mind, and your actions will take you precisely where you want to go.

— Ralph Marston

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