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There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
-- Colin Powell


Monday, July 29, 2002

Fifteen minutes

There are good and valuable things you know you could be doing but you’re not. There is a way of life you know you could be experiencing but you’re not.

This moment, as you read these words, is your opportunity to change all that. As you consider how truly special and precious your life is, this moment is when you can begin to fulfill your most treasured and valuable possibilities.

Set aside just fifteen minutes and then spend that fifteen minutes getting started on whatever you’ve been putting off. It’s easy to find just fifteen minutes, especially when you’ll be using it for something positive, productive and fulfilling.

Set a small, easily obtainable fifteen-minute goal, and then make the effort necessary to reach it. Then when you’ve reached it, delight in the feeling of accomplishment, delight in knowing that you’re actually moving forward with something you’ve been meaning to do for a long time.

After that, find another fifteen minutes and continue the process. Get yourself addicted to accomplishment and to the fulfillment which comes from moving steadily toward those things you truly value.

Today is a perfect day to start living life on purpose, with purpose and with passion. Give just fifteen minutes to the best of your possibilities and let it be the start of something great.

— Ralph Marston

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