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He who has a strong enough why can bear almost any how.
-- Fredrich Nietzsche


Friday, September 26, 2003

Get on with it

There’s usually not enough time to get everything done, yet there is always time to get something done. When time is short, the worst thing you can do is to resent or worry or complain about the lack of time.

Rather than becoming overly concerned about what you cannot do, get busy working on what you can do. Do what you can, when you can, where you are, with whatever resources you have available to you.

Everything that anyone has ever accomplished has been done with no more than that. Everyone who gets anywhere must start somewhere, and that somewhere is where you are right now. You can wish for life to have been more fair, or resent the fact that you’re having to operate at a disadvantage, but empty wishes and bitter resentments won’t produce any value. Better to get on with what you can do, and to move yourself forward anyway.

In the most ideal circumstances and in the most dismal circumstances, there is always something you can do. Sure, some people have it easier than others, but is that any reason to hold yourself back? Get over it, get on with it, and get yourself moving positively forward. Always do what you can do, and you’ll find that it’s more than enough.

— Ralph Marston

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