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The moment of change is the only poem.
-- Adrienne Rich


Friday, February 6, 2004


When things become difficult, remember why you started in the first place. Even if there’s nothing else to sustain your efforts, a compelling reason can keep you going.

In dealing with the challenges that come your way, it can be easy to lose sight of the purpose behind your efforts. Take the time to reaffirm your commitment to that purpose, and you gain renewed strength to meet the many challenges.

The energy needed for discipline, for commitment, for effectiveness, for creativity, comes from following a meaningful, compelling purpose. Remember why, for it helps you to determine how, and to put that strategy into action.

Remember why, and you can find the strength to persist. Remember why, and you’ll figure out a way to get the resources that you need.

You are at your best when following a noble and meaningful purpose. All that you are can be brought to bear when the reason is solidly connected to who you are.

Remember why, and you’ll have what it takes to get it done.

— Ralph Marston

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