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To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man's character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours.
-- Mark Twain


Saturday, November 17, 2001

A powerful question

Here’s a question you can ask yourself that will consistently lead you in the direction of success and achievement.

What can I do to help?

Successful entrepreneurs begin businesses with this question. People rise to positions of leadership by asking this question. Great ideas, inventions, organizations and works of art spring from this question.

Rather than cursing your bad luck when you encounter obstacles, look for what you can do to help. Rather than feeling dismayed when times are hard, find something you can do to help.

What can you do to help? It will make the difference between allowing life to toss you around and taking control of your destiny. It’s a question that can transform problems into opportunities. It’s a powerful response to any situation.

Those who enjoy real and lasting success are those who continue to find ways to make a difference. Look for what you can do to help, and what you find will be rich and rewarding opportunities.

— Ralph Marston

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