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You cannot get ahead while you are getting even.
-- Dick Armey


Saturday, August 8, 2009


Sometimes, the best approach is the willingness to make another approach. Give yourself some options.

Don’t become so focused on the process that you fail to reach the goal. If what you’re doing is not working, have the honesty and confidence to re-evaluate and adjust your approach.

A ship sailing across the sea is constantly getting pushed off course by the winds and the currents. To successfully reach the desired destination, the captain must continually adjust the ship’s direction.

You cannot know in advance all the circumstances you’ll encounter. Plan carefully, and then be ready to adjust your tactics as you move forward.

Remind yourself often exactly where you’ve decided to go. Commit to doing whatever it takes, and to adjust your efforts so they continue to align with your goal.

Be effectively persistent by being flexible and always mindful of what you’ve chosen to achieve. Though the path is not straight, you’ll surely find a way to get there.

— Ralph Marston

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