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Beware of little expenses. Small leaks will sink great ships.
-- Benjamin Franklin


Saturday, August 27, 2022

Put your values into action

The most powerful argument is not an argument at all. The most powerful argument is a good and fulfilling life.

The values and opinions you preach about will mostly just annoy people. Yet the positive results you achieve will cause those same people to seek you out.

Anybody can say anything, can scold, speculate, theorize, and make all sorts of fantastic promises. Yet what really matters is what you achieve, the difference you make in your own life and the lives of others.

There’s something you can do today to make tomorrow better than it otherwise would have been. You have the opportunity to put your values into action rather than just putting them into words.

Yes, what you say can be powerful. But it has to align with what you do, or your words ring hollow and meaningless.

Give more than lip service to what you care about. Give your time, your resources, your continuing effort, and embed your values deeply into life by the way you live.

— Ralph Marston

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