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The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Get a purpose

If you’re not clear about your purpose on this day, random events, distractions and circumstances beyond your control will impose a purpose upon you. You’ll end up spending your precious time in the service of things that won’t bring any value or fulfillment.

In contrast, when you’re solidly connected to a personally meaningful purpose, you’re able to focus on making real progress. Though the same problems, frustrations and distractions will come, they will not have the power to overwhelm or consume you.

The more fully you understand why you wish to do something, the more clearly you’ll see how to do it. Strong, solid, meaningful reasons will ignite the energy to create worthwhile and lasting achievements.

It is well worth the time and effort necessary to understand why you seek what you seek. When you know why, anything is within your reach.

To get maximum results from your efforts, look beyond the outer concerns of what you’re doing. Look at why you’ve chosen to do it.

Give this day a real, honest purpose that truly means something to you. And you’ll build value that continues long after the day is over.

— Ralph Marston

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