Saturday, September 27, 2014
The Only Place To Start Is Where You Are
I want to share to you this Nugget #2 of John L. Mason's "An Enemy Called Average"
Here he lays out the thought of starting where you are. Telling people that they have to stop wishing and start doing. That people cannot accomplish something by writing all the problems and not thinking about the solutions. So the below thoughts may help you understand it.
Start with what you have, not with what you don't have. Opportunity is always where you are, never where you were. To get anywhere you must launch out for somewhere, or you will get nowhere. Hamilton Mabie said, "The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence, and education advantages, but what he will do with the things he has." God will always give us an ability to create what we need from something that is already here.
Each person tends to either underrate or overrate tat which they do not possess. Ed Howe said, "People are always neglecting something they can do and trying to do something they can't do." I agree with Teddy Roosevelt when he said, "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." The only way to learn anything thoroughly is bu starting at the bottom (except when learning how to seim). To be successful, do what you can.
Ken Keys Jr. said, "To be upset over what you don't have." The truth is that many are successful because they didn't have the advantages others had. Successful people accomplish more than others because they go ahead and do it before they are ready.
Epicurus said, "Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for." Henri Amiel observed, "Almost everything comes from almost nothing."
No improvement is so certain as that which proceeds from the right and timely use of what you already have. Mike Murdock said, Whatever God has already given to you will create anything else He has promised to you." Everyone who has arrived had to begin where they were.
The truth is, you can't know what you can do until you try. The most important thing about reaching your dream is starting right where you are. Edward Hail said, "I cannot do everything, but I still can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something I can do."
"No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope or fear;
but, grateful, but take the good I find,
the best of now and here."
-John Greenleaf Whittier
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