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A man who dares to waste an hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
-- Charles Darwin


Monday, April 27

Sustainable success

Here’s a question to ask yourself when choosing between different options. Which option will make life better for the most people for the longest period of time?

How will your choice impact other people? How will your choice play out in the future?

Does your choice feel good in the moment, but with a price to pay in the future? If so, there’s a better choice.

Does your choice benefit you, but at the expense of other people? Repeated choices like that will alienate you, and make your life increasingly difficult.

Sustainable success is possible only when you have respect for the future and for the people living there. Without that respect, any gains you experience will quickly vanish.

You can’t control the passage of time or the actions of other people. Yet by making well-considered choices, you’ll solidly align them both with your own success.

— Ralph Marston

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