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We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are.
-- Tobias Wolff


Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Break the negative momentum

Many obstacles don’t even need to be there. They can disappear as soon as you turn your attention toward something more positive.

Some of the difficult problems you face are mostly of your own creation. Just as you created them, you can let them go and they are gone.

Certainly there are very real difficulties that you must address in the course of your life and your work. Yet many of the burdens under which you labor have been built up over time by your own thoughts and habits.

What seems to be a big problem may actually be a very small and easily resolved issue that your mind has made into a monster. Stop focusing on how bad it is and start focusing on something positive that you can do in response.

That can quickly cut it down to a manageable size, or even eliminate the problem altogether. Once you break the negative momentum that your mind has established, things will soon look a whole lot better.

It’s important to effectively address the challenges that come along, yet there is no need to blow them out of proportion. Keep your focus on the good you can do, on the value you can create, and most of the difficulties will be far less difficult.

— Ralph Marston

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