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The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt


Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Overcoming reluctance

How do you get past your own reluctance to take the difficult actions necessary for achievement? You make sure that your desire for achievement is stronger than your reluctance to create it.

If you feel like giving up, or like never even starting in the first place, that doesn’t mean your dream is too ambitious. On the contrary, it means that your dream is not big enough.

Those who achieve great things have a personally compelling reason to do so. What is it that will compel you to work your way beyond every challenge?

When you seek to merely get through the day you’ll often have trouble just doing that. Yet when you commit to the very best you can imagine you’ll find what you need to make it so.

Make your dreams big, exciting and undeniable. For those are the ones that will push you forward. Set your sights high. And you’ll move swiftly past any reluctance you may encounter.

— Ralph Marston

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