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The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
-- William Cowper


Friday, August 28, 1998


Do you want to be important? Do you want to be successful and respected? Then be useful. You have time available to you. You have energy available to you. You have knowledge, skills, and many other resources. What are you doing with them, that is useful?

How could you be even more useful? How could you be useful to even more people? The more value you provide, the more value you’ll receive.

Want to make this a successful, fulfilling day? Then do something useful with it. Are you having trouble making decisions? Then consider your various options in terms of how useful they will be. Do you want to improve your self-esteem? Do you want to feel great about yourself? Then do something useful. Make a difference. Provide real value, and you can overcome any challenge.

— Ralph Marston

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