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The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one.
-- Elbert Hubbard


Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Your direction

The destination you reach is determined by the direction you travel. That seems obvious enough, yet all too often it is forgotten when making the moment-by-moment choices that establish direction.

The direction that is easiest or most comfortable usually does not lead to a destination that is the most desirable. That’s because creating something of value involves challenge, effort, sacrifice, and moving out of your comfort zone.

Imagine what would happen if you went for a drive in your car, and at every intersection you selected the road with the least amount of traffic. You would probably have a pleasant, comfortable drive, but would have a very difficult time getting anywhere in particular.

Traveling through life works in much the same way. If you always take the easiest, most comfortable road, you make it all but impossible to reach a destination of your choosing. The choices you make each moment are what control your direction. And the direction you choose to maintain will determine the destination at which you arrive.

To really get to where you want to go, move at every chance in the direction that will take you there.

— Ralph Marston

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