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What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Wednesday, May 17, 2000

Real success

The real value of success exists not in what you have done, but in what you are doing. Piling up treasures and conquests for the sake of having more is a mostly empty pursuit. Living with purpose and direction is what will bring fulfillment.

The direction in which you are headed is infinitely more important than the place where you are currently standing. Though accomplishments of value take time and effort, true success can be yours right now, or whenever you decide to live it.

Success is a direction more than it is a destination. As such, the real rewards of success begin to continually accrue as soon as you start moving yourself forward with a positive, sustained focus. Though it may take a long time before your success is evident to others, you’ll know it is yours right when you make the decision to fill each moment with positive, purposeful direction.

— Ralph Marston

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