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We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
-- Helen Keller


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Have a goal

When you’re not headed in any particular direction, that’s where you’ll end up arriving -- nowhere. When you have no specific goal in mind, that’s what you’ll end up accomplishing -- not much.

Sometimes it can be truly helpful and enlightening to wander without a clear destination and to explore new territory. Yet if that’s all you ever do, all that enlightenment will never be put to use.

When you give yourself a clear, specific goal, your actions take on the power of purpose. That can help to make you more creative, resourceful, persistent and effective.

Set a couple of goals for today, and you become far more likely to get those things done. Powerful forces, some of which you may not even realize or understand, are set in motion by your intentions.

Before you start to move forward, decide for yourself exactly what it means to move forward. Before you begin to take action, be sure you know the reason for that action.

You’ll accomplish much more when you clearly know what you intend to accomplish. Get a goal, and you’ll make it happen.

— Ralph Marston

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