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Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes.
-- Kenneth Hildebrand


Thursday, March 30, 2000

Strong enough

If you go out in the garage and attempt to lift your car off the ground, unless you’re incredibly strong you won’t be able to do it. But open the trunk, get out the jack that’s there for changing a tire, and the mechanical leverage it provides will indeed enable you to lift the car. You’re plenty strong enough to lift a car when you do it just a few millimeters at a time.

If you go out into the world and attempt to achieve something spectacular within a few days, unless you have access to an enormous amount of resources, you probably won’t be able to do it. Yet when you set a goal and work consistently toward it for as long as it takes, you can achieve whatever you desire.

When you pump the jack, the car cannot help but be lifted, a little more with each stroke. When you put forth each effort, you cannot help but move closer to your goal, step after step after step.

You have plenty of power, strength and resources to reach whatever goal you set for yourself, provided you apply that strength and those resources consistently over time in a focused and clearly defined direction. Find the pace that will get you there, keep it up, and achieve whatever you desire.

— Ralph Marston

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