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Whoever said anybody has a right to give up?
-- Marian Wright Edelman


Saturday, December 4, 2004


Your willpower is much stronger than you think. But all too often, most of it is being used to maintain your own ego, which gets you nowhere.

You use the energy of your willpower to prove you are right, yet that brings nothing of value. You use your willpower to defend and justify what you already know rather than learning something new.

When you use your willpower to feed, soothe, comfort and maintain your own ego, what happens? You end up with a big, strong, comfortable ego, and not much else.

Your willpower is always pointed in precisely the direction you have decided to point it. Take a good look around and you’ll see what that direction has been, you’ll see where your willpower has brought you so far.

Then make the decision to apply the considerable power of your will to the things that truly matter. Instead of wasting your willpower on frustration, anger and envy, put it to use creating value, achievement and real joy.

Your willpower can take you quickly and effectively to wherever you decide to go. Keep it pointed in a positive direction.

— Ralph Marston

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