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It doesn't work to leap a twenty-foot chasm in two ten-foot jumps.
-- American proverb
 

 

Saturday, March 6, 1999

Unspoken priorities

Your priorities are evidenced not by what you announce, but by what you become. Look around you and observe the things you’ve accomplished. Look inside of you and see the person you are. Take a good look at your life and you’ll see your true priorities.

If you’re not completely satisfied with where your priorities have taken you, that’s OK. You can change your priorities. However, you can’t change them just by saying so. Priorities are not a wish list. Your authentic, driving priorities are commitments to action. Your true priorities are the things for which you’ll undertake any effort, meet any challenge, or make any necessary sacrifice in order to achieve or maintain.

The fact is, you will most certainly achieve your true priorities. You’ve always done it and you always will. Whatever you want enough to live for, you’ll get. That’s an awesome power, and it is yours to direct as you wish. Choose your true priorities wisely, and they’ll take you to magnificent heights.

— Ralph Marston

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