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You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.
-- Marian Wright Edelman
 

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Envy into inspiration

Envy serves no positive purpose. So when you start to feel envious, choose instead to transform that envy into inspiration.

The good fortune of others does not prevent you from enjoying your own good fortune. In fact, the success of another serves to show you how the same level of success can be brought about in your own life.

Instead of being resentful when you see progress and achievement, be thankful. Then allow what you see to inspire a similar level of achievement within yourself.

Delight in the good fortune of others and you put yourself in position to share that good fortune. The more you celebrate life’s abundance, the more solidly you connect to that abundance.

Has someone else accomplished or attained something that you would dearly love to have? Allow yourself to be inspired by it.

Let that inspiration sink deeply into you, so that it has a place within you where it will always be. Then take that inspiration and put it into real, positive, effective action.

— Ralph Marston

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