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The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
-- Maureen Dowd


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Why you can’t do it

If there’s something ambitious you wish to do, come up with a list of all the reasons why you can’t do it. Then set about to prove yourself wrong.

Acknowledge the problems, delineate the challenges, right off the bat. Give yourself a detailed and realistic picture of what you’re up against.

By specifying the challenges you give yourself control over them. Suddenly you have a workable pathway to success.

All that remains to be done is to solve those problems, one by one. You’ve already acknowledged them and embraced them, so you’re definitely well on your way.

Not only do you have a meaningful and desirable goal. You also have a practical, well-formulated plan to get there.

So when you want something, quickly tell yourself exactly why you can’t have it. Then, with a knowing smile, you’ll realize you’ve explained to yourself precisely how to make it happen.

— Ralph Marston

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