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You can't have everything. Where would you put it?
-- Steven Wright


Friday, August 10, 2001

Make the future yours

The future belongs to those who are willing to build it. But you can’t build your future in the future. You have to build it now.

When your efforts are directed solely toward things that provide instant gratification, that will leave your future very empty. The things that will bring true value and fulfillment to your life take time and effort. And it is never, ever, too late to start building the richness of your future.

The farther ahead you’re able to project your efforts, the more impact those efforts will have. The more ambitious your dreams, the sooner you must start working on making them real.

Success requires both urgency and patience. Be urgent about making the effort, and patient about seeing the results. Learn to do that, persist with your efforts, and the results will be spectacular indeed. The future is yours. Start today to make it exactly how you want it to be.

— Ralph Marston

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