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Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
-- George S. Patton


Monday, December 29, 2008

Powerful or desperate?

You can either be desperate or you can be powerful. How would you prefer to be?

You can ignore your responsibilities and continue to let yourself fall more and more behind, until you have no choice but to desperately take action. Or, you can push yourself a little bit more each day, grabbing every opportunity to make progress, and put yourself firmly in control of your own circumstances.

Use time as it comes, to be productive and creative and effective. The more wisely you use your time, the more control you’ll have over all the aspects of your life.

Get in the habit of doing what is best instead of merely what is easiest. In fact, seek out the difficult challenges and deal with them on your own terms rather than waiting until they find you.

If you wish, you can come up with plenty of excuses for not taking action. But those excuses will add nothing of value to your life.

Instead, go ahead and do what must be done, then take the initiative and do even more. Live life on the highest level by working your way upward each chance you get.

— Ralph Marston

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