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Hope is patience with the lamp lit.
-- Tertullian


Sunday, November 5, 1995

Where are you going?

Think about what you’re doing now and where you’re going. Most people live in a constant state of self denial. And after years and years of just barely getting by, they finally resign themselves to just that -- barely getting by. They give up on their dreams. It is so sad.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can take control of your life, of your future.

Look at what you’re doing now. Is it getting you where you want to be? If not, what are you going to do about it. Are you going to keep living in a state of self denial until it’s too late and you finally just completely give up on your dreams and resign youself to an empty life of just getting by?

Or will you take control of your life. Live life to the fullest. Enjoy making a difference in the lives of others. There’s nothing noble about being poor and lonely and depressed, and life does not have to be that way. Successful people are the people who help others the most, and network marketing provides an opportunity for you to do just that. To help other people. That’s what life’s all about anyway, isn’t it? We tend to forget that with all the stress and complexity of daily life, but when you stop to think about why we’re all here, isn’t that really it? To help each other.

When you were a child, you could imagine unlimited possibilities. You were happy and creative and you dreamed of big things. But then about the age of 6 you started getting into the “system.” And gradually, little by little, every day, the system began to wear you down, to strip your dreams away, to make you conform to the mediocre standard. Your dreams are still there. They’re probably buried under a thick layer of sludge, but they’re still in there somewhere. Life has beaten you down, over and over again, but your dreams are still there.

Try reaching through all that and touching your dreams again. See how it feels. Imagine, just for a moment, that you can live your life to the fullest and be all you ever wanted to be and do all the things you ever wanted to do. Just imagine it for a moment.

The choice is up to you. You can continue to do what you’re doing, resign yourself to a lifetime of diminished expectations, or you can grab the opportunity to be the best you can be.

— Ralph Marston

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