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The Future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
-- Clive Staples Lewis
 

 

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Accept and move forward

If everything works out the way you planned, that’s great. If things don’t work out as planned, that can be great, too, because it opens up new possibilities to you.

Give your best thought, effort and attention to the factors that you can control. And give your full acceptance to the factors you cannot control.

What’s the best response when some unforeseen event beyond your control prevents things from working out as you planned? Accept the situation, find the very best of the new possibilities that have been created, and move forward with them.

Acceptance of what has happened does not mean that you agree with it or that you resign yourself to live with it. Acceptance means that you see it for what it is and make positive use of it.

Instead of constantly worrying that something will come along to disrupt your plans, remind yourself that you can adapt to whatever may happen. Instead being paralyzed by the fear of what you cannot control, be confident in knowing that even the most difficult situations harbor positive possibilities.

Learn not to fight against what has already happened or to be stopped by what might. Instead, choose to accept what is and to use it as a springboard for magnificent success.

— Ralph Marston

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