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To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
-- Anatole France


Friday, December 8, 2000

Meeting the challenges

There is some challenge you face right now which could move you forward in ways you cannot yet imagine. When you consider your resources and good fortune, rarely do you ever include the challenges in that list. Look back, though, at the challenges you’ve already overcome and you’ll see their immense value. Look back at the forward progress you’ve made and you’ll see all the challenges along the way which ultimately served to push you ahead.

Challenges are truly a blessing, though they rarely seem like it at the time they appear. In order to meet the challenges, you must grow, you must learn, you must take action, you must become more focused and effective. All those things are extraordinarily positive uses of your time and energy. They are the qualities which surely and reliably lead to success and achievement.

What are your most profound challenges? In them you’ll find astonishing opportunities. Acknowledge your challenges. Experience them. Resolve to overcome them and see what great things you can accomplish in the process.

— Ralph Marston

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