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Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.
-- Henry David Thoreau


Thursday, July 27, 2000

Take the initiative

When you continually avoid challenges, and look for the easy way out of every situation, you’ll eventually get stung. Sooner or later, you’ll have to face difficult challenges in your life.

The sooner you choose to really challenge yourself, and to do the difficult work that must be done, the better. When you take challenges upon yourself you’re in a much better position than you’d be had those challenges forced themselves upon you.

You can run but you cannot hide from challenge. It is far better to face it head on. Go ahead and take on the difficult tasks. Raise yourself to a new level of experience, strength and effectiveness. Take the initiative. Make the challenges yours, rather than waiting for them to make you their slave. There’s no need to fear challenges unless you run from them. Rather, run toward the challenges and make them work for you.

— Ralph Marston

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