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Sloth makes all things difficult; industry all easy.
-- Benjamin Franklin


Thursday, March 12, 1998

Surpass yourself

No matter how good life is, it can always be better. No matter how far you’ve come, there is always room for growth. No matter what you know, there is always something to learn.

What have you done today to surpass yourself? What can you do right now that will challenge yourself to higher and higher accomplishment? If you look, you’ll find plenty of ways to surpass yourself. No one knows better than you how to make the best of what you have. Start a positive spiral upwards. You have what it takes to make tomorrow even brighter than today.

If you constantly look over your shoulder and compare yourself to others, it can hold you back. Focusing on what you don’t have leads to a mentality of lack and limitation. Instead, concentrate on what you do have, and on how to make it even better. Seek not to put yourself down, but rather to surpass yourself. Strive to improve on your own performance. The most effective competitors are those who set their own challenges and then surpass them.

— Ralph Marston

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