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In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
-- Henry Ward Beecher


Thursday, July 1, 2004

Many alternatives

There are millions of roads that lead to success and fulfillment. Yet far too many people push and shove just to get on a few of those roads, while leaving most of the other ones empty.

There is virtually no limit to the number of ways your dream can be reached. There’s no need to give up on that dream just because one of the most obvious ways is blocked.

Instead of focusing on how you can’t get there, consider all the other alternatives. For they are most certainly there.

With some creativity and commitment, you can put yourself in a place where there is no competition. You can put yourself on a sure and steady path that leads to the fulfillment of your most treasured dreams.

The biggest winners do not depend on making others lose, on gaining at the expense of another. The biggest winners are those who create real and lasting value where it did not exist before.

Stop fighting for your share of the existing pie, and start creating a new and even more enjoyable delicacy. It will bring you a level of success that cannot be denied.

— Ralph Marston

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