Tough times never last but tough people do.
-- Robert Schuller



Thursday, August 9, 2001

No matter what

You can do whatever you decide to do. You can accomplish whatever you commit to accomplishing. It pays to keep reminding yourself of that, day after day. Because circumstances will often leave you discouraged. Because things often fail to go your way.

And yet, with each disappointment you gain new strength. It may not seem so great at the time. Life can certainly be painful. Even when it is, though, your possibilities are still with you. With each setback your determination grows stronger. And you learn. Today you will learn some new lesson about what works for you and what doesn’t. Tomorrow you’ll have the opportunity to apply that newfound knowledge.

Stop for a moment and consider what an incredible opportunity that really is. No matter what life may throw at you, you can use it to move toward whatever you’ve decided to accomplish.

So by all means decide on something clear and specific, something that’s meaningful to you, something that’s wonderful and joyful, exciting and fulfilling. You can get there, no matter what.

— Ralph Marston


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