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To change one's life, start immediately, do it flamboyantly, no exceptions.
-- William James


Friday, January 28, 2005

Choose a response

Life will knock you around if you let it. But you don’t have to let it.

You can’t always control what’s coming toward you. You can, however, decide what to do about it.

You can decide how to respond. And the way you respond can make all the difference in the world.

There is a positive, forward-looking way to respond to whatever may come your way. Though the circumstances may not be ideal, your response can be just right.

Rather than allowing yourself to be overwhelmed by life’s surprises, decide that you will take each one and find the value in it. Instead of impulsively reacting out of habit, resolve to act with positive purpose.

Choose a response that is based not only on the situation, but also on who you are and where you intend to go. By doing so, you can stay in control no matter what may happen.

— Ralph Marston

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