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Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.
-- Marian Wright Edelman


Monday, September 16, 2002

Creative space

Every challenge is a space in which to create value. The more difficult the challenge, the more room there is for real, lasting and substantial value to be built.

Look at each challenge not as something that’s stopping you, but as something waiting to be filled with effort. As you put sustained, focused and committed effort into the challenge, that effort turns into value.

When you look objectively at anything that has value, you’ll see that its value is based on the efforts which went into creating or acquiring it. You’ll see that it once was a challenge which was then filled with effort, and the result was something of real value.

It’s a powerful formula that is the basis for every kind of success you could possibly desire. Find a worthy challenge, fill it with focused effort, and you’ll produce value.

If you’re looking for a powerful space in which to create, look for challenge. A meaningful challenge can give your efforts the framework they need to be transformed into something truly great and valuable.

— Ralph Marston

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