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You do not lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower


Saturday, May 4, 2002

Living on purpose

You have skills, knowledge, interests, talents, resources and abilities sufficient to accomplish virtually anything. And when there’s a strong and driving purpose to line it all up and tie it all together, indeed the accomplishments will come.

Perhaps you’ve experienced a devastating defeat, disappointment or tragedy, and it seems that your sense of purpose has been ripped away from you. Yet the very pain you feel is itself a powerful acknowledgment that the purpose has not been lost, that you desire to follow it more than ever.

In many ways it’s easier to ignore your purpose, to let yourself be distracted and tossed aimlessly around by everything that comes along. Yet when you follow a steady and positive purpose, though it requires more effort and attention, you’ll actually get somewhere valuable and meaningful as a result.

You are amazingly creative, adaptable, intelligent and resourceful. Imagine what can happen when you put it all to work in the service of a positive and meaningful purpose. Live the moments of your life focused on what you care most about, and let your own special purpose shine brightly.

— Ralph Marston

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