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I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
-- Winston Churchill


Monday, November 23, 1998

Admit defeat and enjoy success

Most likely, you have a perfectly legitimate reason for not taking action. You haven’t been able to get out and exercise because the weather has been so bad. You can’t get any work done on your marketing plan because the phone keeps ringing.

So go ahead and give up. Admit defeat. The weather is not going to improve any time soon. And the phone calls just keep coming. The obstacles that prevent you from taking action are not going away. Admit defeat. And then find a way to take action anyway.

Rather than fighting against something that you cannot change, look for ways to adapt. As long as you’re fighting against it, you get a great excuse. But excuses won’t help you accomplish anything. So give up the fight, give up the excuse. Go ahead and do what needs to be done. Admit defeat, get it behind you, and then take the actions that will bring you success.

— Ralph Marston

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