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We must not allow ourselves to become like the system we oppose.
-- Bishop Desmond Tutu
 

 

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Get inside

Dive into your problems. Once inside, you’ll find lots of things you can do to get through them.

If you run from them or just stare angrily at them, the problems can seem overwhelming. Yet the closer you get, the more clearly you’ll know how to handle them.

If your day is not going so well, identify one clear, specific thing that would make it better. Then go to work and make it happen.

You won’t get anywhere by moaning about how rough life is. Yet when you get inside the troubles, you’ll find plenty of things you can do to change them for the better.

A big problem with problems is that they cloud your thinking by appearing more troublesome than they really are. Decide to look clearly and confidently at them, and you’ve already begun to triumph.

Get inside the problems, and there’s plenty you can do. Get inside the problems, and you’ll find them filled with opportunities.

— Ralph Marston

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