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I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes


Wednesday, May 10, 2000

The moment of truth

You’ve persevered through the dark, difficult times. You’ve taken each challenge in stride and overcome countless obstacles along the way. And just when you’re beginning to turn the corner, just when it looks like it’s all starting to go your way, a huge setback comes along and knocks you down. Just when things are starting to go well after a long and difficult effort, the momentum is suddenly snatched away from you.

That is when it is most important to not give up, to keep on going. Pick yourself up, no matter how discouraged you may be. Now is your opportunity to cross the threshold into a realm where success is virtually assured.

You were so close and then the world beat you back yet again. Find a way to keep on going. It is indeed a moment of truth. When you can pick yourself back up, weary though you may be, and get back in the game, at that moment you’ll know with absolute certainty that nothing can stop you, that nothing can keep you down.

What would you attempt if you knew you could not be stopped? Keep going, no matter what, and you’ll reach truly magnificent heights in whatever you choose to undertake.

— Ralph Marston

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