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-- Robert Collyer


Monday, July 26, 1999

Find a way

How many times did a “yes” start out as a “no"? How many times has something which was considered impossible eventually been done? The history of civilization is a sequence of changing expectations, a continuing series of the impossible becoming possible.

There is really only one way for most things to be impossible, and that is by not attempting them. By contrast, there are many, many ways in which things can be made possible. In this regard, the odds favor the possible over the impossible, when there is resolve to take the necessary action. Success consists of deciding upon a possibility and then following it with commitment and persistence.

Attempts that do not reach the intended mark are not failures. Rather, they are growing, learning experiences on the way to eventual fulfillment. They equip you with knowledge and strengthen your resolve to find a way.

There is a path that leads from where you are right now to precisely where you wish to be. It may indeed twist and wind, yet if you continue to follow it with resolve, you’ll reach the top of the mountain. And what was once thought impossible, will have been done.

— Ralph Marston

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