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There never was a good knife made of bad steel.
-- Benjamin Franklin


Tuesday, March 19, 2002

Start somewhere

Whatever you desire to do, it’s important to start somewhere, and the best somewhere is exactly where you are. If you feel overwhelmed by the task, release that feeling and just get started. When you feel outnumbered or overpowered, choose to let go of that feeling and simply get started. If you think you’re unworthy or unable, leave that thinking behind and set about to start where you are. Then work to move yourself steadily toward where you intend to go.

Some days you’ll make more progress, and some days you’ll make less that you’d like. Let the victories and the disappointments all serve to push you continually forward.

Circumstances will never be perfect -- just get started anyway. Things will never work out exactly as you anticipated -- just keep going anyway. What matters is that you start, and then that you persist. The twists and turns and bumps along the way can all end up working in your favor. Start somewhere, right where you are, and work your way toward whatever you can dare to dream.

— Ralph Marston

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