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The act of compassion begins with full attention, just as rapport does.
-- Daniel Goleman


Friday, May 13, 2005

Give your attention

Is there something in your life that you would like to make stronger? Then give more of your attention to it.

Have you come across a tiny shred of goodness in a situation that is otherwise filled with despair? Give your attention to that small goodness, and it will grow more influential.

Continue giving your attention to what is positive, and it will grow even more positive. Give your attention to what works, to what creates real value, and the value that is produced will increase.

Those who fail have usually given too much attention to the negative aspects of their efforts. All that attention has given those negative influences more and more power, to the point where they can be completely overwhelming.

Those who succeed, on the other hand, have given the bulk of their attention to the positive possibilities. And that attention has brought those possibilities to life.

Become aware of, and choose carefully, the things to which you give your attention. For where you place your attention is where your life will grow.

— Ralph Marston

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