Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Putting One Foot in Front of the Other

"The people who succeed in this world are the people who get up
and look for the circumstances they want, and,
if they can't find them, make them."
- George Bernard Shaw

Today one of my blog followers shared a wonderful excerpt by Ralph S. Marston, Jr. (thank you!) that can be applied to any goal your reaching for... from dieting to painting to finding your true love! Enjoy...

Intention into Reality by Ralph S. Marston, Jr.

The moment you have the intention is the moment to begin moving steadily toward the fulfillment of it. Habits, distractions, procrastination and discouragement can stop you if you let them, so make the decision not to let them.

Your desire to persevere can be stronger than anything, which stands in your way. Every single moment you have the option of continuing in the direction of achieving what you intend to achieve.

The moments will pass whether you make full use of them or not. They can lead to achievement or to regret. If you're sick and tired of enduring the sting of regret, you do not have to experience it even one moment longer. Always, you can choose to give all you have to all you can be, and what a grand experience that is.

Always you can choose to put the moments to work, to put yourself to work making a difference, making headway, making it happen. Always, you can choose to take one more step in the direction of your goal, and after that another step, and another.

There is no deep, dark secret for turning intention into reality, yet there is every possibility for anyone who is willing. When you put one foot in front of the other, take one step and then the next, when you start immediately and then keep on going, whatever you intend to do will get done.

Copyright ©2008 Ralph S. Marston, Jr. All rights reserved for

1 comment: said...

love these words Zanne, thanx for sharing and the very good reminder .