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Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
-- Art Linkletter


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Willing to pay the price

To have anything desirable in your life, you have to do more than want it. You have to make it happen.

There are many great people, things, experiences that will make you feel good, that you want in your life. But wanting is not enough, even if it feels like you want them a whole, whole lot.

If you want the benefits, you also have to be eager to pay the costs. What distinguishes a goal from a fantasy is your willingness to put forth all the effort necessary to achieve that goal.

If you’re not willing to work for it, you don’t really want it. That’s perfectly okay, and the sooner you admit it, the better.

The sooner you admit it, the sooner you can begin creating what you really do want. You enable yourself to move forward toward whatever you are willing to work for.

Ask yourself what you’re eager to pay the price for. That’s what you truly want, and you’ll find great fulfillment in bringing it into your life.

— Ralph Marston

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