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Before you can do something you must first be something.
-- Goethe
 

 

Thursday, July 15, 1999

Acquired taste

Did you know that you can decide what you enjoy? Yes, of course you can. Think of all the “acquired tastes” you have accumulated over your lifetime. Many things you now enjoy as an adult -- certain foods, types of music, activities -- you no doubt abhorred as a child.

Success is an acquired taste. Those who learn to enjoy the activities which lead to success and achievement are the ones who attain that success. The best players genuinely enjoy the game. The most successful entrepreneurs are the ones who truly love their work.

Many people dream of the ideal job in which they could do what they already love, and make money at it. That is an admirable and worthy aspiration, yet sometimes it is just not realistic. But there’s another way to arrive at the same result -- if you can’t find a way to do what you love, then find a way to love what you do.

One way or another, when you acquire a taste for success you’ll feast on the positive results it brings.

— Ralph Marston

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