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I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
-- John D. Rockefeller


Saturday, April 8, 2006

Desire beyond yourself

Whatever you desire to have for yourself, find a way to give it to others. That is how you will surely attain what you are truly seeking.

Look carefully at your desires, and the desires behind the desires, and they will tell you much about who you are. Just as importantly, they will show you the unique and valuable gifts you can give to life.

When you approach your desires from a purely selfish point of view, you will always be frustrated and disappointed. Instead, take a step back and see those desires in a more powerful and generous light.

Consider your desires in terms of how they can inspire you to give value to your world. Then, instead of frustration, those desires will be leading you toward success and fulfillment.

Your deepest desires are intensely personal. And yet the best way to express and fulfill them is by bringing their value to as many other people as possible.

Desire can push you powerfully forward. When it does, look beyond yourself and let it take you someplace truly great.

— Ralph Marston

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