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There is no smaller package in all the world than that of a man all wrapped up in himself.
-- William Sloane Coffin, Jr.


Saturday, March 12, 2005

You are not your problems

The more you identify yourself with the problems that face you, the more difficult it will be for you to get past them. If your whole identity is wrapped up in your limitations, how can you ever be free of them?

There is a part of you that exists beyond every problem, beyond every limitation. Let that part of you dominate your thoughts, your words, and your actions.

Though you will certainly experience problems, don’t allow those problems to define who you are. Operate from a level that is above all the problems, for it is from that perspective that you’ll successfully transcend them all.

If you think of yourself as a loser, that is what you’ll always be. Yet when you think of yourself as a winner who is experiencing some difficult challenges, you’re sure to work your way successfully past those challenges.

See yourself not as a person who has problems, but as a person who creates value out of difficult situations. See the challenges and limitations not as permanent parts of you, but as stepping stones on the path to the fulfillment of your greatest dreams.

You are not your problems and they are not you. You can choose to express your own unique value no matter what your circumstances may be.

— Ralph Marston

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