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Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.
-- Helen Keller


Tuesday, February 23, 1999

The power of effort

The world is full of great ideas. Yet relatively few people are willing to take those ideas and attempt to make something valuable out of them. There are fewer still who commit to the long term, who believe in what they’re doing enough to transcend every obstacle until the dream becomes a successful reality.

There’s very little difference, if any, in the ideas and opportunities available to those people we consider successful and those who constantly struggle just to get by. The difference is, successful people make use of the ideas and opportunities by acting on them.

If an idea is good enough for you to believe in, then it is good enough for you to act upon. You are full of great ideas. You are full of possibilities and opportunities. Your job is to put them into action. Possibilities cannot fulfill themselves -- they need you. And if you give them power by virtue of your efforts, they will bring you great rewards. Put your ideas into action. Give your opportunities the benefit of your effort. Live your possibilities!

— Ralph Marston

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