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People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
-- Abigail Van Buren
 

 

Friday, June 22, 2001

Get beyond them

When a problem comes along, do you make the effort to deal with it and get beyond it, or do you just resign yourself to living with it? It may be easier in the short term to let the problems pile up, yet eventually that growing pile of problems will overwhelm you.

Pick one thing that’s been dragging you down, and do something about it today. Yes, it will take some extra effort. Sure, it would be easier to just let it continue draining you. Yet once you’re free of it, you’re free of it for good. The effort you put into getting past the problem will pay dividends in your life, day after day, month after month, year after year.

You can live with your problems, complain about them, and let them drag you down. Or you can get up, do something about them, and free yourself for more positive and productive pursuits.

The problems you face may be difficult and uncomfortable. That’s all the more reason to get them behind you as quickly as possible. Face up to them, know that you have the power to get beyond them, and make the necessary effort to do just that. In so doing, you’ll enrich every subsequent day of your life.

— Ralph Marston

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