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The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
-- Jean-Paul Sartre


Monday, June 11, 2001

Boldly forward

Be bold. There is no guarantee of success, but there is the guarantee of failure when you don’t even make an attempt. Though there is no guarantee of success, you significantly increase the probability of your own success as soon as you take the first step forward.

Boldly take that first step, and the next one, and the next. Suddenly the goal looks infinitely more attainable. Suddenly you will know with confidence that it is within your reach.

Be willing to do whatever is necessary. Doing almost everything necessary is not nearly enough. If you’re going to make the effort, then make the full and complete effort. Otherwise it’s just a waste of your precious time and energy.

There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don’t allow yourself to become one of them. You can meet the challenges, you can overcome those obstacles, you can achieve success by boldly stepping forward. Once you do, you’ll wonder why you ever hesitated.

— Ralph Marston

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