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We become what we think about all day long.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

 

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Problem free

How many new and ambitious efforts would you undertake if you knew for sure that there would be no problems? And how many worthwhile achievements do you avoid because you fear that there will be problems?

Yes, in most things you undertake there will be problems. And yes, you always have what it takes to work through those problems without being overwhelmed by them.

In order to be free of problems, you do not need to avoid those problems. You can be surrounded by all sorts of complex problems, deeply involved in working through those problems, and still be free of them.

Because the problems will get to you only to the extent that you allow them to do so. You can give your time, effort and attention to the problems while at the same time keeping your precious, innermost self completely detached from them.

Success is attained not by avoiding problems. Spectacular success comes when you can thoroughly deal with the problems without letting them pull you down.

Learn to keep the inner part of you problem free. And no problem will ever be a problem for you.

— Ralph Marston

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