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We win half the battle when we make up our minds to take the world as we find it, including the thorns.
-- Orison Sweet Marden


Monday, October 26, 1998

Room to grow

In your weaknesses, are the greatest possibilities for improvement. You can make the biggest difference by working to correct your biggest deficiency.

Consider someone who is highly skilled at programming computers, but not very good at communicating with other people. No matter how much this person improves his computer skills, his lack of communication skills will hold him back. By contrast, even a marginal improvement in interpersonal communication skills will have a dramatic effect on overall performance.

When you can identify and understand your shortcomings, you’ve uncovered a potent avenue for personal growth and increased effectiveness. Work to overcome those weaknesses, and you’ll multiply the effectiveness of the strengths you already have.

— Ralph Marston

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