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The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going.
-- David Starr Jordan
 

 

Friday, March 26, 2004

Encouraging others

When you’re in need of encouragement, offer your own encouragement to someone else. Nothing can lift you more surely and genuinely than your own efforts to lift another.

Think back on the times you remember most fondly. And you’ll see that the brightest days have been those days when you’ve given most generously of yourself.

When you focus only on your own problems and challenges, it puts you in a negative and helpless state of mind. Yet when you turn your attention to helping others with the challenges they face, you naturally become more positive and effective.

When you sense that you’re feeling sorry for yourself, redirect that energy. Transform it into compassion for others. There is always something you can do to lift up those around you. And it’s a reliable way to lift your spirits as well.

Give the encouragement you would like to receive. And you will indeed receive it in double measure.

— Ralph Marston

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