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There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
-- David Starr Jordan


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

What matters

It’s helpful to develop a workable plan. What truly matters, though, is putting that plan into action.

Beginning with a big, noisy splash can look very impressive. What actually matters is steadily putting one foot in front of another, long after others have stopped watching.

It’s nice to have access to plenty of resources. Yet what matters more is making the most effective use of whatever resources are available.

Big promises mean very little if they continue to be nothing but promises. What matters is reliably following through on the promises.

Whatever has happened before is significant, and good to keep in mind. Yet what really matters now is what you do with now.

Now is when you take action, make good use of what you have, and fulfill the promises you have made. Now is when you can do what matters, and continue to create a life of richness and meaning.

— Ralph Marston

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