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When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try it.
-- Margaret Chase Smith


Tuesday, September 28, 1999

Be necessary

There’s a very basic question which will point the way to success in just about any kind of situation. That question is, “What can I do to be useful and essential?"

Find a way to make yourself necessary, and you vastly improve the whole dynamic of any relationship, job, project, organization or business venture in which you’re involved.

What can you contribute that is useful and unique? You have plenty of material from which to draw. You have knowledge and experience which no one else can claim. You have values, opinions, interests and points of view which are uniquely yours and which can add real value in countless endeavors.

Rather than being obsessed about what you can get, focus on what you can offer. In whatever venue you’re able to make yourself necessary you’ll enjoy all the success you wish to pursue.

— Ralph Marston

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