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Those who desire to give up Freedom in order to gain Security, will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
-- Thomas Jefferson


Saturday, July 8, 2000

See the obvious

There is really no great secret to success. The way to success is clear for all to see. Those who do not see it or do not follow it are mainly victims of their own illusions.

It is easy to wish for some kind of magical intervention to bring success and fulfillment. It is easy to delude ourselves into thinking that we have found a realistic shortcut.

In reality, the secret to success is that there is no secret. The desire for a secret, magical pill comes from a lack of experience with the real engine of success, which is intentioned, focused effort. For when you taste the joy of effective effort you realize that’s where the real magic exists.

The fact that any imagined result can be had by taking well thought out action is all the magic anyone could ever need. That’s the way the world works; it is beautiful and elegant to the core. Follow the obvious and well laid path to success and bring real magic to your own life.

— Ralph Marston

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