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Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.
-- Seth Godin
 

 

Friday, September 27, 2002

Positive living

Living positively is more than just repeating a few upbeat slogans. Living positively is done with your actions. It’s more than just something you do on the days when everything is going right. The real power of positive living comes on the days when everything seems to be going against you.

There is always something you can do to add positive value to your own life and to the world around you. Even when life does not seem to be cooperating, there is always something positive you can do.

The small but consistent acts of positive value, repeated again and again, are what bring real and lasting treasures to life. These come in the moments when you choose discipline over temptation, when you choose kindness over cruelty or indifference, when you choose faith over despair.

Such positive choices are always available to you, regardless of the circumstances of the moment. Make those positive choices, the big ones and the little ones, every chance you get, and they’ll add up to something great.

— Ralph Marston

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