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The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
-- Thomas Paine


Thursday, October 11, 2001

What needs to be done

Do what needs to be done. Don’t waste your time with excuses. Don’t settle for the easy way out. Don’t worry about getting it perfect. Just give it your best and get it done.

There is no deep, dark, hidden secret to success. The way to success is perfectly clear and easy to see. Success comes from doing what needs to be done, when it needs to be done.

The process cannot be cut short, so be wary of those promising shortcuts. There’s nothing mysterious or mystical, so don’t let yourself be taken in by self-proclaimed gurus.

You know what it takes to succeed. You’ve experienced it for yourself. You’ve seen it in others. The formula is reasonable and straightforward, and it’s there for you to use.

When you see a problem, put in the effort to solve it. When you see a need, do what is necessary to fill it. When there’s work to be done, jump in and do it. Success will never be handed to you, and yet it is always available to you. Right now is a great time to make it yours by doing what needs to be done.

— Ralph Marston

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