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Where there is joy there is creation. Where there is no joy there is no creation: know the nature of joy.
-- Upanishads


Monday, March 26, 2001

Reaching it

To achieve anything, you must truly want it. And that means more than simply desiring the end result. It means you must also want to go through the process of creating that achievement.

To have anything of value, be willing to build that value within yourself. Short circuiting the process, skipping across the effort and going directly to the end result, will not work, because what you obtain that way is not truly yours. You’ll always be looking over your shoulder, worried that you’ll lose it just as easily as you got it.

To travel from one place to another, you must find a way to traverse the distance in between. Every effort which stands between you and your goal serves to increase the value of reaching that goal.

The value of reaching your goal depends on what you put into reaching it. Make the achievement yours, give it true value, by making it the result of your efforts.

— Ralph Marston

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