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The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
-- Mark Twain


Thursday, November 14, 2002

Put yourself into it

The value of what you do will depend on the value you put into it. Success is determined not so much by what it is you do as by the passion and meaning you put into it.

In any field of endeavor that you can imagine, there are those people who enjoy astounding success as well as those who are downright miserable. And if you look closely you’ll see that the difference very often is determined by what they each put into what they do.

Whatever is to be done, whether it is a phone conversation, a career, a day at the beach, or a routine task, it is an opportunity for you to contribute something of yourself. And by doing so in a positive, creative and enthusiastic way, you can bring about real, lasting value.

To get something out of it, to make something valuable of it, whatever it may be, put the best of yourself into it. Rather than worrying that life has dealt you a lousy hand, set about to play that hand exquisitely and in your own special way.

Every moment of every day, whatever the situation, is an opportunity for you to add value to your world. Put something good and useful into it, something uniquely you. Put yourself into it and you’ll find delight, enjoyment, and fulfillment in what becomes of it.

— Ralph Marston

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