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You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
-- Mahatma Gandhi
 

 

Thursday, March 3, 2005

When plans go awry

What do you do when nothing has gone as you had planned? Adjust your plans and get going again.

What can be done when problems and interruptions have drained away most of the time in your day? Step back and smile, knowing that you’re wiser and more determined than ever to move forward.

For you’ve just experienced how precious your time can be, and realized how quickly it can slip by. Allow that realization to sharpen your focus, and then aim that focus on where you intend to go.

What’s done is done. You are where you are.

The worst thing you can do is to fret about the time that’s been wasted, for that will only add to the loss. The best thing you can do is to get up and get going again, with a fresh determination to make real progress.

Move beyond the time you’ve lost, and make use of the time you have. You’ll soon be so far ahead that your little setback will quickly be forgotten.

— Ralph Marston

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