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Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.
-- James Freeman Clarke


Wednesday, April 25, 2001

Building blocks

The substance of success is deceptively easy. It comes in the small, seemingly insignificant moments. When those moments are combined and directed toward a goal, success is achieved.

The fundamental essence of achievement is available to anyone. It doesn’t usually require great strength or great intelligence or extraordinary skill. The most magnificent achievements spring from the most ordinary moments, when all those moments are directed toward the achievement.

Over the next few hours, you will face numerous decisions. The vast majority of these decisions will seem trivial. Yet when you consistently make decisions in a focused and intentional manner, fully aware of their combined consequences, those small, easy actions can lead to great and lasting success at anything you choose to pursue.

The moments of your life are the fundamental building blocks of success and achievement. Each one is easy to manipulate. Each one is important. Put them all together in just the right way, and you’ll build something great.

— Ralph Marston

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