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The same hammer that breaks the glass forges the steel.
-- Russian Proverb


Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Invest yourself

The times when you experience the highest level of fulfillment are the times when you give the most of yourself. The moments that are most meaningful are the moments into which you invest your effort, your energy and your commitment.

If you do just enough to get by, that’s precisely what will happen -- you’ll just get by. Yet when you truly invest yourself in life, with your time and work and attention, the dividends will be rich indeed.

It is your great fortune to be alive and living, aware and capable on this day that is filled with endless possibilities. You can squander that fortune or you can choose to expand and enlarge it even further.

The best that life has to offer cannot be bought with money. It can only be earned with your time, your effort, your attention and commitment. Accomplishment and fulfillment cannot be purchased off the shelf. They come as a result of what you’re willing to give.

Invest the best of yourself in this day, in this moment, in the great experience of living. It’s an investment that will continue to pay increasingly valuable returns.

— Ralph Marston

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