Hold yourself to the highest standards. But don't make those standards so unattainable that you fail to make the effort.
Seek always to create great and useful value for others. But don't get bogged down in worrying about what others might or might not think.
Be careful and diligent in whatever you set out to accomplish. But don't be so worried about making mistakes that you fail to get anything done.
Go ahead, from where you are, with whatever you have, and make the effort. Even when conditions are far from perfect, there is still much progress you can make.
Focus not on the imperfections or limitations, but rather on the task at hand. And even when you can't get it perfect, you can make an important positive difference in your world.
-- Ralph Marston
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