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Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
-- Henry Ford


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Mere intentions

It’s fine to have good intentions. But good intentions are just a very tiny start.

It’s useful to point out the problems. Yet for those problems to be solved, you’ll have to make many difficult choices and do a lot of grinding, tedious work.

Anyone can give a rousing speech about what must be done. Those people who actually move life forward are the ones who make the sacrifices, who jump in and get their hands dirty actually doing it.

Life is overflowing with great possibilities, and yet every good thing comes with a very real price. Every person who promises something for nothing is just leading you down a path to despair.

Go ahead and dream your biggest, most magnificent dreams. Then take full ownership and responsibility for them, and commit yourself to doing all the hard work necessary to bring them into being.

You deserve much, much more than mere intentions. You deserve the great, irreplaceable joy of working to make them happen.

— Ralph Marston

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