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If you want to feel rich, just count all the things money can’t buy. If you removed the rocks, the brook would lose its song. There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks all of them. One thing you can give and still keep is your word. We’re all faced with a series of great opportunities, brilliantly disguised as “impossible situations.” If we fill our hours with regrets over the failures of yesterday, and worries over the problems of tomorrow, we have no time in which to be thankful for the laughter and the sunshine, the love and the joy of today. If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. There are two ways to get to the top of an oak tree: Catch that first limb and climb, or find a good, healthy acorn and sit on it.
The message so beautifully expressed in the above paragraph (excerpt from Words to Live By) is that we need to start from where we are with what we have in order to get full measure of what life has to offer. Speaker Joe Sabah says that you don’t have to be great to start, but you must start to be great. The basic problem is that many people want to wait until everything is “just right” before they start anything.
Actually, you do not have to see the end of the road in order to take the first step. The rule is simple: Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you will be able to see farther.
Don’t wait for all circumstances to be just right. Start, and take control of the circumstances. That way you won’t have to wait for the acorn to grow – you’ll be climbing the oak tree on your own. Take this approach to life and I will SEE YOU AT THE TOP!
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