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Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
-- Dan Stanford


Friday, April 1, 2005

Lighten your load

Be firm about what matters and flexible about what doesn’t. Your time, your energy, and the moments of your life are far too precious to waste.

There is nothing to be gained, and much to be lost, by fighting and agonizing over trivial matters. In such cases, even when you win, you lose.

If something truly makes a difference to you and your world, then put the best of yourself into it. If it doesn’t really matter, then quietly and calmly let it go.

Choose not to let the little, meaningless things get to you. And you’ll free up enormous resources for successfully dealing with the truly important things.

Imagine how it would be if fully half of your frustrations were to suddenly disappear. Know that you can easily and naturally make that happen.

Decide today to let all the silly, trivial matters just float right on by. With a greatly lightened load, you’ll then move faster ahead than ever before.

— Ralph Marston

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