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Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
-- African Proverb
 

 

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Life’s abundance

The more you fear failure, the more of it you’ll get. Attempting to avoid all possibility of loss is the surest way to lose. Those things you try to hide and to hoard will quickly lose their value. The best way to safeguard what you have is to put it to effective and productive use.

Accomplishment requires that you put yourself on the line. Yes, that does introduce the possibility of failure, yet it also is what opens up the opportunity for success.

Life is yours to be lived, with richness, fullness, confidence and purpose. Your many blessings exist to be put to use, not to be smugly or fearfully hidden away. For what good is it to have anything if you’re not willing to make use of it? Instead of worrying about what you might lose, consider all that you can accomplish.

The more you make of life’s abundance, the more of it there will be.

— Ralph Marston

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