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We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
-- Rudyard Kipling


Wednesday, October 7, 1998

Can you do it?

Do you really think you can do it? Sure, you have a goal. The clearer and more specific it is, the better. But when you honestly evaluate your goal in your heart of hearts, when you look at it as realistically and objectively as you possibly can, do you really think you can do it? Or in the end, is it just wishful thinking?

The way to make it real, the way to truly know without a doubt that you can do it, is to know and understand exactly HOW you will do it. What specific steps will you take to bring you from where you are right now, to where you want to be?

You can accomplish whatever you decide to accomplish. That takes action. Before you can do it, you must know what actions to take. Have you thought about that in detail? What exactly is your plan? When you know precisely what to do, you’ll know with complete confidence that you can do it. There is a way for you to do it. Determine what that is, see how you yourself can do it, and you’ll have the belief to carry you through.

— Ralph Marston

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