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Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; Unbelief, in denying them.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Wednesday, August 14, 2002

Make it happen

You can do more than just think about what you would like to achieve. You can take the focused, persistent actions that will make those achievements happen.

You can do more than just wish for a better life. You can decide precisely what would define a better life for you and then work your way steadily toward it.

You can do more than just wait for your problems to go away. You can have the courage to look straight into those problems, and find a way to transform them into opportunities.

You can do so much more than simply waiting and hoping, wishing and wondering. You can gather whatever resources you may have, combine them with your time, your energy, your commitment, and make things happen.

Ever since you were a child, you have been making things happen. It’s an ability that everyone has, yet far too many people make too little use of it.

If you just wait for life to happen to you, you’re probably not going to be very pleased with what comes your way. So get up, get going, take control of the great and wonderful possibilities that are indeed yours, and make the most of every moment.

— Ralph Marston

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