Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Whatever effort necessary
When you’re willing to make an initial effort, you’ll succeed sometimes. Take the next step, make a second effort, and you’ll succeed more often.
If you’re prepared to make a third, fourth, or fifth effort, you’ll reach a much higher success rate. And when you commit to putting forth whatever effort is necessary, you will achieve whatever you choose.
Real and lasting success usually requires more than one attempt. If you make just a single attempt and then give up, you haven’t given yourself much of an opportunity to achieve.
There is no reason to become discouraged if you fail to reach your goal on the first attempt, or even the second or third. For each effort, though it may not get you there, gets you closer.
Even an unsuccessful attempt gives you valuable knowledge and experience, and vastly increases the likelihood of success on the next attempt. When you continue getting closer each time, you surely and eventually will get where you intend to go.
The roads leading to the most beautiful places always twist and turn and double back on themselves. Keep making the effort, no matter what, and you will reach the beautiful places where you wish to be.
Ralph MarstonWhen Stop merely trying
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