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No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
-- Calvin Coolidge


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Succeed in any situation

Ideal conditions for doing your work are, well, ideal. But they are not absolutely necessary.

It’s great to have all the tools and resources close at hand, and to have a supportive environment in which to use them. While such a scenario is quite desirable, it is not always possible.

Just because conditions are less than perfect does not mean you have to be less than your best. Just because conditions are not ideal, is not an excuse to put off your work until another time.

In fact, there can be hidden value in those challenging, less-than-ideal conditions. You might actually find a way to do the job even better than if things had been perfect.

So if you catch yourself making excuses, quickly remind yourself of how capable and adaptable you are. Instead of seeing the situation as a reason to procrastinate, see it as a challenge to grow stronger and more resilient.

Give new power and effectiveness to your work by resolving to do it no matter what. Give yourself the ability to succeed in any situation.

— Ralph Marston

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