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I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.
-- Sara Teasdale
 

 

Friday, April 7, 2006

High standards

Set your standards high, and life will arrange itself to meet those standards. Go forward with the best of expectations, and those expectations will be reflected back to you in the world you experience.

When you compromise your most deeply held values, there’s nothing you can gain that will be worth what you have given up. Stay true to who you are, and the progress you make will have real meaning.

Keep your standards high, and you won’t be burdened with regrets. Choose the path that you know to be right, for yourself, for those around you, for your world, and even when the difficulties come you’ll find the strength to keep going.

Hold yourself to the highest standards in every situation, with no resentment or self-pity for choosing to do so. For you are creating real value that cannot be taken away.

Keep your standards high, and when you see an opportunity to do so, raise them even higher. What were once peaks will soon become valleys, and what was once unimaginable will become real.

With the highest of standards, move confidently and lovingly through each day. Set a powerfully positive tone for your world, and it will be a beautiful place to live.

— Ralph Marston

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