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Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Friday, October 19, 2001

Willing to pay

Your priorities are determined not by what you say they are but by what you are willing to pay for them. The value you place on each priority in your life is equal to the amount of value you’re willing to invest in that priority.

If you’re not willing to make an investment in a particular priority, it’s not really a priority. To have anything of value you must be willing to pay for it. The payment can be in time, in money, or in some other kind of value.

Look carefully the things you consider to be your priorities. For each of them, ask yourself an important question. What are you willing to give up, what are you willing to sacrifice, what are you willing to invest, what are you willing to do to further that priority?

It’s easy to say you have certain dreams, goals and ambitions. It takes more than just claiming to have a dream if that dream is to be realized. Look at the things you desire in terms of the price you’re willing to pay for them. That’s how you’ll discover your true, driving desires and that’s how you’ll begin to make them real.

— Ralph Marston

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