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The splendid achievements of the intellect, like the soul, are everlasting.
-- Sallust


Friday, September 17, 2021

Act on opportunity

If you’re having difficulty doing something well, give yourself permission to do it poorly. The point is, do what you can with the time you have.

Get it done now. You can work on perfecting it later.

Achieving excellence is not a matter of avoiding difficulty. It’s a matter of transforming the difficulty into value.

Yes, of course you’re having trouble getting it done. If it were easy, someone else would have done it a long time ago.

You and all of your capabilities exist in order to successfully work through challenges. So do what you must do to set all those capabilities in motion and to keep them going.

Right now is your opportunity to make a difference, to create something beautiful and useful. Wherever you are, using whatever you have, act on that opportunity without delay.

— Ralph Marston

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