Start right away
Careful and detailed planning is essential to any achievement, and yet the planning is not the achievement. To achieve any goal you must act on it, and the sooner you begin to act, the better.
The first thing to do is to do something. Instead of speculating, or debating, or making excuses, or wondering, step forward and take action.
You cannot learn what works until you actually do some work. Begin, learn, adjust, and continue acting with growing wisdom and experience until the goal is reached.
Yes, you can benefit greatly from the experience of others. And the way to do that is to continue adding your own experience to it.
If there’s something you intend to do, get started. If you don’t take the first step immediately, it’s not really an intention but merely an empty wish.
You are fully capable and fully deserving of the great, rewarding experience of achievement. Start on it right away, right now, and bring that experience to life.
— Ralph Marston
Success is not a secret
Success is not a secret. It is a choice, a choice that is made over and over again.
The choice that brings success and achievement is more than a one-time event. It is a choice that is integrated into every moment of life.
It’s one thing to decide upon a course of action and then leave it at that. Such a strategy will leave you with nothing but empty wishes and good intentions.
Real achievement comes from choosing to achieve, again and again, moment after moment, until the goal is attained. Real achievement comes from choosing to achieve, and then continually reaffirming that choice with action.
Choosing success is really quite easy. To actually reach that success, just keep on choosing it.
Keep on choosing, and acting on that choice, for as long as necessary. And anything is within your reach.
— Ralph Marston