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Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
-- Goethe
 

 

Friday, February 18, 2005

There is a reason

Nothing ever goes wrong. Whatever happens, happens for a reason.

When events don’t go your way, there is a reason. When you don’t achieve the desired results, there is a reason.

And precisely because there is a reason why things are the way they are, there is a way to change them. To achieve a different result simply requires a different cause.

Instead of assuming that the world has unfairly turned against you, seek to understand the cause of your misfortune. Once you know what’s causing the result you don’t want, you’ll have a strategy for creating what you do want.

What you see as a problem has not been put in place to hold you back. It is merely the inevitable result of whatever is causing it.

Understand the cause, understand the reason, and you can change it for the better. There is a reason behind what happens, so make that reason work for you.

— Ralph Marston

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