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There is good in everything, if only we look for it.
-- Laura Ingalls Wilder


Wednesday, September 26, 2001

Depth of commitment

It is natural to become highly focused in a moment of extreme desire, frustration or anger. Yet as the emotion of the moment begins to fade, that clear sense of focus can fade along with it. It’s easy to become intensely focused momentarily. Those who are able to maintain, and even intensify, a clear and driving focus over the long term can truly achieve great things.

Focus is most effective when it grows stronger as time goes on. To stay focused, and to grow even more focused as the challenges grow more daunting, you must make that focus more than just something you do. You must make it who you are.

Dive into the depth of your character and seek to truly understand who you are. Ask yourself why you desire the things you desire, and keep asking until you have an answer that touches your fundamental, essential self. Forge that solid and irrefutable connection between who you are and what you desire, and the powerful, growing focus you need to achieve your goals will become a part of you.

— Ralph Marston

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