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Arriving at one point is the starting point to another.
-- John Dewey


Friday, March 1, 1996

The Daily Motivator is Back

The Daily Motivator is back! Thanks to everyone who wrote and said how much they missed it. I apologize for the lapse, and assure you that everything is back on track. You can look forward to a new Daily Motivator every day from here on out.

I am also taking this opportunity to change the focus slightly. There is a revolution going on, in case you had not noticed. The information superhighway has arrived, and it is changing the way we work, play, learn and live. Many of the old rules have changed. To thrive in this new world requires an open-mindedness and willingness to constantly try new things.

Are you confused and baffled by what’s going on in the world today? Leading experts like Tom Peters say that you should be confused. Nobody knows all the answers. The best we can do is to try new approaches, try new technology, try new ideas -- and do it quickly.

The pace of life has increased dramatically, as has the scope of life. By the scope of life I mean that, with all the electronic tools available to us, we’re able to project our influence anywhere in the world. Just think of the possibilities! Only a few years ago, you had to be an international businessperson or a world leader in order to project your influence worldwide. Now, anyone with a computer and access to the Internet can do it.

These changes in the way we work, the way we play, the way we learn and the way we live our daily lives have far-reaching consequences. In some ways, the information revolution will render useless our some of our old concepts and skills. But it will increase the value of many other skills, interests and ideas that we already have.

And that will be the new focus of the Daily Motivator -- Succeeding in the new world that is taking shape before our eyes. Not every column will focus on that, of course. But everything will be written with an eye toward the future. No one knows for sure what the future will bring, how this will all turn out. But there are many things we can do to prepare for the future. And we’d better hurry, because, with things happening so fast, the future will be here in about 20 minutes!

So tune in every day for a dose of motivation and a look at how you can prepare for the exciting world that lies just around the corner.

— Ralph Marston

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