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Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
-- W. Somerset Maugham
 

 

Thursday, June 8, 2006

Give it meaning

A life of meaning is built out of days that have meaning. Before each day arrives, give it meaning.

Give each day meaning by deciding in advance what you will do with it. Then, when each day arrives you’ll be anxious to get going and enthusiastic as you move through it, for it will have a positive purpose.

Don’t waste your time looking back with regret at what you have failed to accomplish. Instead, look forward and fill each upcoming day with the challenge, the effort, the commitment, the growth and achievement that will give it real meaning.

Life is as full as you wish to make it. Each day is your opportunity to fill your life with precisely the things that mean the most to you.

By doing so, you will not only be creating fulfillment in your own life. You’ll also be giving your own special gifts to the world around you.

Choose to fill each upcoming day with beauty, with love, with effort, effectiveness, discipline, commitment, focus, passion, and meaning. And truly enjoy the fact that life is what you make it.

— Ralph Marston

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