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All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Timely action

It is difficult to discipline your child when he is two years old. But it is much, much easier and more effective to do so than to wait until he is fourteen.

It is an inconvenience and an expense to get the engine oil changed in your car. Yet it is a far bigger expense and much greater inconvenience when the car stops running due to a lack of maintenance.

There is some small problem you can address right now that will prevent a much bigger problem in the future. Identify it, admit it, and deal with it.

Perhaps you’ve already waited too long, but that’s no reason to put it off even longer. Speak up now, take action today, get it behind you before it gets even worse.

Instead of pretending that everything is okay, take the steps that will actually make everything okay. There is so much good you can do, so many tragedies you can avoid, if you will simply act in a timely manner.

Face the difficulties, and you render them less difficult. Be eager to put your strength to use, and you’ll thank yourself for all the greater troubles you avoid.

— Ralph Marston

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