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We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
-- Buckminster Fuller
 

 

Monday, September 10, 2001

What matters

It doesn’t matter how many opportunities come your way. What matters is the way in which you respond to them. It doesn’t matter how many obstacles block your path. What matters is the way you decide to face those challenges and get through them.

It doesn’t matter how much money you have or what kind of resources are available to you. What matters is how you make use of them. It doesn’t matter what has happened in your past. What matters is what you do with right now.

It doesn’t matter what others think of you. What matters is what you truly expect of yourself. It doesn’t matter what circumstances you may find yourself in. What matters is how you respond to those circumstances and make the most of them.

What life hands you is not nearly so important as what you do with it. The details of your life are not nearly so important as life itself, and the precious, irreplaceable opportunity to live it.

Master those details, but don’t get caught up in them or held back by them. What matters is the life you decide to live.

— Ralph Marston

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