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We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
-- Helen Keller
 

 

Thursday, July 20, 2000

Make room

Perhaps you had a difficult childhood. Or maybe you’ve had a troubled marriage. Or it could be that you’ve experience a continuing series of career problems. Troubles often come undeserved and at the most inopportune times. Nearly everyone has, somewhere in their life, reasons to be angry, to be sad, or disappointed or disillusioned.

And yet, the fact that life is unfair and full of difficulties is no reason to give in to those difficulties. Sure there are plenty of excuses for being less than you’re capable of being. But what will excuses get you? Nothing.

The troubles that life gives you have just as much power to push you forward as to hold you back. It all depends on what you decide to do with them. You can see them as excuses for failure, or as the building blocks for success.

Some of the most magnificent achievements have been built upon some of the most desperate situations. There simply are no valid reasons to live at less than your full potential, no matter what troubles may come. Throw out the excuses and make room in your life for effectiveness, joy and fulfillment.

— Ralph Marston

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