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When you come to the end of your rope...tie a knot and hang on.
-- Franklin D Roosevelt
 

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2003

Gaining from troubles

There is much you can learn, and much value you can gain, from your troubles. Yet you don’t progress so much from just having those troubles as you do from actually overcoming them.

The key to getting the most from your troubles and problems is to accept them without being resigned to them. Accept the problems and then do what it takes to get yourself past them. That’s how the real learning takes place. That’s when the true and valuable growth will begin to come about.

Be honest about where you are, then turn and start heading in the direction of the place where you most desire to go. When you’re determined and committed to going forward, you won’t be afraid to look realistically at whatever troubles you currently face.

When you do, you’ll see those troubles not as overwhelming, intractable circumstances. You’ll know them as the true opportunities that they are.

— Ralph Marston

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