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Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect, whether he chooses to be so or not.
-- Nathaniel Hawthorne
 

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2001

Pick something positive

When life starts getting too negative, pick something positive from the infinite possibilities available to you. Pick something positive and then focus the energy of your attention and your effort on it.

Find something to learn, develop an empowering new habit, help another person, create something beautiful or useful, build for the future, solve a difficult problem or set about to fulfill any one of the countless number of positive possibilities which are open to you.

You are creative. You are adaptable. You are effective at accomplishment. Every day, your actions bring about the things you’ve truly decided to pursue. So when darkness surrounds you, when you find yourself engulfed in despair, set your sights on lifting yourself and your world out of that despair.

Right now, there are so many things you can do to make a positive difference. Yet those possibilities, as sweet and as positive and as powerful as they are, have no value unless you decide on a specific one and then do what it takes to bring it into reality.

Pick a positive possibility and start to make it happen. Life won’t get you down as long as you’re working to lift it up.

— Ralph Marston

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