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In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
-- Cassius Longinus
 

 

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Confident thoughts

What if a thousand people were to come up to you today and express serious doubts about what you are doing and your ability to get it done? Think of how much your confidence would be shaken.

Now imagine how stunningly different it would be if a thousand people today were to offer you a word of encouragement, and to express enthusiasm for what you’re doing. You’d be so completely confident that nothing could stop you.

In fact, you will receive a thousand opinions today. But the vast majority of them won’t come from strangers. They will come from someone you have believed and trusted all your life. They will come from you.

In every moment, in each thought you think, you have the opportunity to express confidence in yourself and in the value of what you’re doing. The power of those thoughts can add up very quickly.

Every moment you are thinking something, and you can choose what those thoughts will be. So choose the ones that will lift you up and push you positively forward.

— Ralph Marston

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