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


Wednesday, December 4, 2002

Reality is

Reality is what it is, that is true. And yet reality is also what you decide to make of it. Accepting reality does not mean accepting defeat. Accepting reality means that you’re ready to do something with it, and to do something about it.

When it seems that the world is crumbling around you, there is no need to bury your head in the sand in order to stay focused on the positive. What will be does not have to be a continuation of what has been, because you always have the ability to make a difference.

Look clearly and see precisely the reality of how things are. Then you will know what needs to be done to change the situation into the best it can possibly be.

Just because reality falls short of what it could be is no reason to hide from that reality or to be dismayed. It is every reason to start from where you are and to work with enthusiastic determination toward what you want to be.

— Ralph Marston

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