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Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
-- Rachel Carson


Friday, October 30, 1998

Appreciate the challenges

Accomplishment requires effort, and effort requires resistance. Without challenges and obstacles standing in your way, it would be impossible to achieve anything. If there was nothing to impede you, everything worth doing would have already been done. And where would be the joy in a world such as that?

Success is a process, not a static state. If you’re making headway against the obstacles, you are successful. The greater the challenges, the greater the potential for fulfillment.

The persistence and effort which go into any accomplishment, serve to distinguish and substantiate it. The longer and more assiduously you work on something, the more securely it is yours. Appreciate the challenges. They make success meaningful, and possible.

— Ralph Marston

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