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Would you persuade, speak of interest, not of reason.
-- Benjamin Franklin


Friday, April 8, 2011

Stay determined

Even while life throws you frustration and disappointment, you can quietly and steadily achieve. Even when you cannot make a lot of progress, you can make a little progress.

That small progress adds up, day after day. Soon it becomes much more valuable than anything you could accomplish in a single effort.

Sure, some things can be accomplished in a burst of determined effort. However, the most valuable achievements take time, with one small, yet effective action after another.

Determination is a powerful force that can compel you in an intimately meaningful way to take action. And determination becomes much more powerful when you’re able to spread it over long periods of time.

The longer you can maintain your determination, the higher the level of achievement you’ll be able to reach. It’s great to be determined, and even more powerful when you can stay determined.

Keep your determination alive and growing by reminding yourself again and again of why it’s important to you. Keep your actions coming by continuing to fuel them with the power of positive determination.

— Ralph Marston

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