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Liberty, taking the word in its concrete sense, consists in the ability to choose.
-- Simone Weil


Thursday, May 13, 1999

Do it today

There’s something you’ve been putting off. There’s something you’ve been meaning to do, and you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to do it.

Today is that time. Today is the day for going ahead with it. Right now is the time to make the first step, to get started. Don’t wait any longer. If you intend to do it, prove it with your actions today. Make a true commitment. Go beyond “thinking about it.” Thinking is a great way to start. Now you must take action.

Are conditions absolutely perfect today? No, they will never be. Every day from now until the end of time there will be a completely reasonable, entirely valid excuse for not going forward. You must ask yourself if you’re ready to stop wasting your energy on excuses and start putting that energy to work with your actions.

Choose to go forward today. Commit to the future with your positive action. Right now there is a step you can take. Get going now and soon you’ll be all the way there.

— Ralph Marston

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