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If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.
-- Margaret Thatcher


Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Something difficult

You need something difficult to do. You need something meaningful to do.

Find it, start it, complete it and then move on to another challenge. No one, no matter how well positioned, has the luxury of merely basking in pleasure and luxury all the time.

Strength, capability, and competence do not appear just because you want them. They are forged when you push yourself through difficult tasks.

At some point you’ll find it necessary to call upon and depend upon your abilities. Make sure you’re well prepared, with those abilities tested and honed, before you reach that point.

Choose to subject yourself to meaningful challenges, and give your best efforts to meet those challenges. That helps you deal with the inevitable arrival of challenges you haven’t chosen.

Do all you can to make life good, but don’t encumber yourself with the illusion that life should be easy. Instead, seek to grow in strength by continually finding worthwhile ways to put that strength to the test.

— Ralph Marston

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