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The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
-- Maureen Dowd
 

 

Wednesday, May 2, 2001

Positive outlook

A positive outlook does not depend on any particular circumstance. A positive outlook costs you nothing, and yet it can bring you so very much. How can you be positive if everything is going wrong? Because a positive outlook is a great way to get things going right.

The reason to be positive is not because of what has or has not already happened. The reason to be positive is because of how your positive outlook will shape the future. It will enable you to see possibilities that exist amidst the problems and obstacles. It can energize your actions and keep you focused on moving forward.

Is it naive to be positive, or just wishful thinking? Most certainly not. Though it’s foolish to ignore reality, it’s even more foolish to give in to negativity when that reality gets too difficult.

Every life is filled with positive possibilities. The more you acknowledge, accept and pursue them, the better off you’ll be.

— Ralph Marston

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