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Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
-- Thomas Alva Edison


Friday, May 16, 2008

Rise to the challenge

If everything was free and required no effort, nothing would have any value. If there were no challenges in life, there would be no place in which to create achievement.

The very factors that push against you provide a fertile ground from which you can raise yourself up. From your most burdensome limitations can come your greatest triumphs.

Can you identify what’s holding you back? Then you’ve also determined exactly what must be done to take the next step forward.

When the side of the mountain is steep and treacherous, the view from the top is spectacular. By steadily working through the difficulties and challenges, you can reach the summit of increased strength and value.

It is by working toward a goal that you make the goal worth reaching. The difficulties you encounter along the way serve as opportunities to add value to the achievement.

Life is worth living precisely because it requires effort and challenges you to be your best. Rise to the challenge each day and add your own special gifts to life’s treasure.

— Ralph Marston

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