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Skill to do comes of doing.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Saturday, September 18, 2004

Who you are

Do you really want what you think you want? Or are you just following a borrowed dream?

The world will suggest for you plenty of things to pursue. The trouble is, those things can’t bring fulfillment.

When following a dream that isn’t even yours, there’s no passion to propel you forward. Even when you do somehow manage to reach it, the prize will be empty if you never really wanted it.

Stop listening to what the world says you should want. Start listening to who you are.

Let yourself discover what truly brings you joy. Let yourself live, not to impress others, but to follow the values you hold most dear.

Real success comes when you realize that the mere tokens of success have little meaning. Real success comes when you can be who you are.

— Ralph Marston

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