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The irony of commitment is that it's deeply liberating -- in work, in play, in love.
-- Anne Morriss


Monday, December 28, 1998

You make it so

Few things can hold you back without your cooperation. The challenges you face are challenges only to the extent that they find resonance in your own spirit. Though we despair our troubles we embace them, too, for without our embrace they would have no hold on us.

Yet that which we empower we can also banish or divert. And in so doing, we turn troubles into triumphs. Success is success because you make it so. Success is found not in what comes to you, but in what you do with it.

What a joyful and powerful freedom it is to be free of your own chosen limitations! You are more than your body, more than your bank account, more than your job Such things are yours to use wisely, and will hold you back only if you let them. Choose to be free. Chose to make a difference. Choose to achieve. Choose to succeed.

— Ralph Marston

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