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The true means of being misled is to believe oneself finer than the others.
-- Francois de La Rochefoucauld


Tuesday, February 20, 2001

Use what you have

What you have to work with is not nearly as important as what you choose to do with it. Many people who have become spectacularly successful started with nothing but desire and commitment. And there are many others who, though they started out with every advantage in their favor, ended up accomplishing very little.

The race is not won at the starting line. Though it can help to have advantages going in, what really matters is not the going in but the going through.

If you wait for the perfect situation, or the perfect job, or the perfect business opportunity to come along, you’ll be waiting an awfully long time for something that really is not worth waiting for. Rather than holding out for the perfect situation, work with what you have right here and now. While others wait for what they’ll probably never have, you can be moving ahead using what you already have available to you.

The best resources are the ones you can effectively utilize in pursuit of your goals and dreams. And the ones you can utilize are the ones you have. Though what you have is far from ideal, it is precisely what you need to move forward. Make use of what you have, and you will move yourself surely toward whatever you desire.

— Ralph Marston

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