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He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
-- Muhammad Ali
 

 

The MONTHLY Motivator - March 2020

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What can you do?

What matters is what you can do. In any situation, in any time, with any person, with any kind of drama that’s going on, with any kind of challenge that faces you, the thing to ask is this. What can you do about it? With any kind of limitations you run up against, with any kind of environment you find yourself in, with any type of people you’re working with, what matters is what you can do. That’s what you focus on to be successful.

Because the fact is, you absolutely can make a meaningful difference. You can make good things happen. You can prevent bad things from happening. You can take one idea, combine it with another idea, add in some resources, and create something of great value. You can create new, useful products, services, experiences, ideas, joys. You can be the creative source of all kinds of things that add to the richness of life. You can do that. You!

You’re built to do that. From a long line of successful ancestors you have inherited the skills for making good things happen, for adding goodness to life. And you can do so in meaningful and purposeful ways. The question you must ask yourself, when you get up in the morning, when you walk into a room full of people, when you get a telephone call about some crisis, when there are bills to pay and not enough money to pay them, when somebody close to you has become ill, the question to ask yourself is this. What can I do?

What can you do to improve the situation? It’s not always an easy question to answer. In fact, it should not be an easy question to answer. In the difficulty of that answer is the power of your response. So don’t look for easy answers to what you can do. Look for effective answers. Look for powerful, meaningful answers. They are there. You can come up with them.


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--Ralph Marston

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