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You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
-- Mahatma Gandhi


Monday, April 10, 2006

Staying in control

Compared to most endeavors, controlling yourself is relatively simple and easy. And when you’re able to control your own thoughts, words and actions, there is no limit to what you can accomplish.

To control yourself requires no other person’s permission, cooperation or assistance. To control yourself requires no special knowledge, skill or equipment.

What it does require is a compelling reason. When the reason why is meaningful enough, you will have no trouble finding the will and the means to control your own life.

That’s why it is so important to have a clear sense of where you intend to go and why. Connecting with your purpose will keep you in control, and staying in control will carry you to achievement.

There is a purpose within you that is stronger than the temptations and distractions. There is a solid, meaningful reason that will compel you to carefully and effectively control all that you do.

The more fully you know and express that purpose, the more surely and reliably you’ll be in control. And the more completely you exercise control over yourself, the higher your life will rise.

— Ralph Marston

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