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I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
-- Galileo Galilei


Saturday, May 25, 2002

Just get started

Instead of worrying and complaining about how difficult it is, just get started. Rather than wasting your time and effort on excuses for not moving forward, just go ahead and get started. There are a thousand perfectly good reasons to delay, to procrastinate, to avoid making the effort. Forget about them all and just get started.

As soon as you begin, you put momentum on your side. And momentum is a powerful force to have working in your favor. As long as you’re standing still, time and momentum work against you. Yet the moment you get up and get started, you turn that momentum around and put it to work for you.

The small effort it takes to get started will pay off many times over. Why just sit there when you could be getting wherever you desire to go? Why let time work against you when you could be using every moment to your advantage? Even though conditions may not be perfect, now is the perfect moment to start.

In an instant, whenever you decide, you can be firmly on the path to success and achievement. Just get started, then keep on going, and before long you’ll have it done.

— Ralph Marston

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