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In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
-- Cassius Longinus


Monday, February 26, 2007

Formula for achievement

To achieve, you must be able to see the big picture. You must also be able to manage the small details.

The big things matter, for they are what give you a clear direction. The little things matter too, for they are what work together to create and maintain the big things.

Do you think that the big things are beyond your reach? Then you don’t truly realize the awesome power of your own abilities. Do you think that the little things are beneath you? Then you’ll continually be frustrated by your lack of progress.

Have the confidence to envision a magnificent goal, and the humility to get your hands dirty in order to reach it. Keep the big picture firmly in your mind, while giving your care and attention to all the little details that will get you there.

Give clear direction to your efforts, and give sustained effort to your vision. It is a time-tested formula that leads consistently to achievement.

— Ralph Marston

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