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If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
-- Henry Ford


Thursday, December 23, 1999

Any day

Any day can be special, if you make it so. Any job can be rewarding and fulfilling, when you work like it is. Any place can become a great place to be, any situation can be an exciting opportunity, when you make it happen for you.

Rather than getting held back by what is, set out to create what can be. What you get is insignificant compared with what you do with it. The weather may be gloomy, your bank account may be low, yet those things have no power to stop you from fulfilling your destiny.

Too many people complain incessantly about what they’ve been handed. The best they can hope for is a sympathetic ear. Fortunately, there are others who stay focused not on what they’ve been given, but rather on how they’re going to put it to best use.

The steady and persistent utilization of mediocre resources will ultimately beat the quick and careless waste of impressive wealth. No matter what apparent advantages others may have, remember this. You have you going for you. Think of how great that could be. Winners win not because they’re allowed to, but because they decide to.

— Ralph Marston

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