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If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
-- Thomas Alva Edison


Friday, November 6, 1998

Unconditional success

Success comes more quickly and more surely to those who refuse to put conditions on their commitment. An attitude of “whatever is convenient” won’t accomplish very much. An attitude of “whatever it takes” is impossible to stop.

What is your priority -- convenience or commitment? What do you seek most passionately -- comfort or accomplishment? Do you look for the easiest way out, or the most effective way to move forward?

Unconditional commitment produces unconditional success. When opportunity comes along you must follow it, or it will leave you behind. It will rarely be convenient and will often be uncomfortable. It will interrupt your favorite TV show, and ask that you drive to the other side of town or fly to the other side of the world. It will require that you meet new people, learn new skills, get up earlier in the morning.

Whatever it takes, for as long as it takes -- that will accomplish anything.

— Ralph Marston

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