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What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Every action creates progress

Every action creates progress. Even when the results are not what you seek, you have moved closer to the goal by taking action.

Often, the times when you’re making the most progress are the times when it feels like your efforts are not getting you anywhere at all. Yet when you’re making those efforts, you’re making progress.

With every mistake, you’re learning more about what doesn’t work and what does. With every dead end you reach, you’re becoming more familiar with the territory.

Yes, of course your goal is to get the results you want. Don’t intentionally seek disappointing results, but don’t let them stop you either.

Realize that even the setbacks prove the value of your efforts. Then get back up, with more knowledge and experience than ever, and make more efforts.

Whatever the outcome of a particular action, that action has created progress. Keep going, keep taking action, keep getting better and better at it, and you’ll arrive at precisely where you wish to go.

— Ralph Marston

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