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There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
-- Anais Nin


Thursday, June 3, 1999

Make it through

No other person has the power to steal your goals away from you. No problem or obstacle is capable of ruining your plans. You’re the only one who can do that.

In any situation, you can make it through with your goals intact, or you can back down and allow yourself to be defeated. You will certainly be opposed, you will definitely be challenged, but you will not be defeated until and unless you allow yourself to be.

Every day there will be a multitude of great excuses and perfectly understandable reasons for giving up. Pay no attention to them! If you give them the slightest consideration, they quickly grow and multiply, becoming more and more compelling by the hour.

Focus instead on your objective. It is yours, and nothing outside of you can change that. It can be yours as long as you need it to be. Keep it at the front of your mind and follow it no matter what. Make it happen, with or without the cooperation of others. Though the world may try to slow you down, it cannot turn you around when you refuse to abandon your goal. There is a way and you will make it.

— Ralph Marston

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