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Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.
-- James A. Garfield


Wednesday, July 9, 2003

Begin to climb

When you must get over the mountain, you’ve got to begin to climb. Much effort will be required, and the sooner you start to climb the sooner you’ll reach the other side.

Just because the task is difficult is no reason to avoid it. Just because the odds are stacked against you is no reason to back away. While you’re complaining that things are too unfair, complicated or overwhelming, they generally become even more so. Better then to simply start to work on them right away.

Just because you’ve fallen short in the past is no reason to avoid acting in the present with new energy and resolve. With each mistake and every experience, you’ve learned and refined your skills. You’re more experienced and more capable now than ever before. Put your past disappointments to positive use by transforming them into present opportunities.

Get going, get busy, and you’ll put even the most daunting challenges successfully behind you.

— Ralph Marston

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