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Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.
-- Hugh Miller


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Savor the challenge

Are you waiting for things to get better before taking action? The fact is that things will not get better until you go ahead and get yourself moving forward.

The best time to start is always now. For no matter what the outside circumstances may be, the most effective strategy is to get your inner strength revved up and rolling right away.

If you’re waiting for things to be perfect, you’ll wait forever. Instead, grab hold of what is here and now and find a way to make positive use of it.

Though your excuses for delaying may be very reasonable and impressive, those excuses won’t move you forward. Circumstances will improve when you make the effort to improve them.

Even the smallest effort is much better than doing nothing. And small efforts that bring results will motivate you to take bigger, more effective steps.

You know from experience that you can do what you set your mind to do. Set your mind on the best of what can be, and savor the challenge of making it happen.

— Ralph Marston

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