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Character develops itself in the stream of life.
-- Goethe


Saturday, April 20, 2002

Fill the days to come

No matter how difficult an effort may be, that difficulty is only temporary. And it is more than compensated for by the achievement that effort produces, an achievement which can remain long after the effort is over and done.

It’s easy to think of perfectly good excuses for not taking action. The time will come, however, when those excuses will look trivial and silly next to your regret for missed possibilities. If you’re reluctant to take action, ask yourself this question. Would you rather invest your precious time creating regrets or creating value?

Would you rather live with the temporary discomfort of taking action, or with the permanent regret for not doing so? The opportunities of today must be acted on today if they are to be fulfilled.

The sooner you take action, the more of a positive difference you can make. The earlier you get started, the more time you put on your side.

Before this day is over, make the effort, accept the challenge, seize the opportunity. Fill the days to come with value and accomplishment by being willing to take action right here and now.

— Ralph Marston

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