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He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had tried and failed.
-- William James


Saturday, June 16, 2001

Up to you

Your level of success is up to you. What you put into life will determine what you get out of life. You cannot borrow, beg or steal the fulfillment and joy of someone else and make it yours. Others can inspire you, teach you, encourage you, love and console you. Yet the living of your life and the fulfillment of your best possibilities is up to you.

Think about it, and you’ll see that you wouldn’t want it any other way. You have the opportunity to make a difference in this world in your own special way. At the heart of your desires is the desire for meaning, the desire to make a difference.

No one else can fulfill the special possibilities that are yours alone. What a shame it would be to let the best of those possibilities go unfulfilled without ever even making the attempt.

You have a precious and irreplaceable life to live. What comes of it is up to you. It’s a tremendous opportunity and an invigorating challenge, and you are the person best equipped to make the most of it. Let your own special life blossom profusely with every breath you take.

— Ralph Marston

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