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Abraham Lincoln did not go to Gettysburg having commissioned a poll to find out what would sell in Gettysburg.
-- Robert Coles


Friday, March 5, 2004

The habit of achievement

In each accomplishment there is the beginning of an even greater accomplishment. No matter how little you start with, it can quickly grow as each success builds upon the one before.

The size of the goal is not nearly so important as the momentum that is created by achieving that goal. For success feeds best when it feeds upon itself.

Set a small, yet challenging goal, and then keep going until you achieve it. Suddenly, momentum is on your side.

Put that momentum to use by taking on a project that’s slightly more ambitious. And the momentum grows even stronger.

The smallest step in a positive direction is considerably better than sliding helplessly backwards. And you can take that step forward right now.

Get in the habit of achievement. There is no limit to where it can take you.

— Ralph Marston

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