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Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
-- Thomas Alva Edison


Tuesday, July 4, 2000

Go do it

Rather than worrying about it, do something about it. Rather than complaining about it, do something about it. Rather than putting your energy into assigning blame, put your energy into the effort of making positive progress.

Instead of cursing your feebleness, make yourself stronger. Instead of filling your mind with regret, fill your moments with constructive action. Instead of fretting about your ignorance, find out what you need to know.

Success, happiness and fulfillment are not that complicated, though we often strive to make them so. We wait in pain and desperation for circumstances to improve, when circumstance has little to do with anything.

What do you want to have, to be, to do? Then get up and take the actions which will surely bring you there. Stop waiting, stop worrying, stop complaining, stop settling for less. You’re alive and overflowing with possibilities. Start living like it!

— Ralph Marston

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