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When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.
-- Theodore Roosevelt
 

 

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Coming from you

Accomplishment has little to do with what you’re able to get. It has much more to do with what you’re able to give, to create, to produce, to contribute.

If you always stay focused on what is coming back to you, you’ll remain stuck in a state of anxiety and frustration. For you often have little or no control over those things.

Focus instead on what you can control, on what you put out rather than on what you get back. Put your energy into making your own thoughts, actions and feelings the best they can be.

True accomplishment is determined by what comes from you and not by what comes to you. And because of that, there is nothing, outside of your own willingness and desire, that can ever stop you from reaching the most magnificent accomplishments.

Certainly results are important, and you want them to be as positive and as valuable as possible. But always remember to keep your focus on the causes more than on the results, for the causes are what you can control.

See accomplishment as coming from you, and you’ll experience it in abundance.

— Ralph Marston

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