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The major block to compassion is the judgment in our minds. Judgment is the mind's primary tool of separation.
-- Diane Berke


Friday, December 29, 2006

You can

You could come up with all sorts of very reasonable excuses for not taking action. Or you can simply do what is to be done.

You could worry about what might or might not happen. Or you can get busy and make sure you achieve the result you desire.

You could take one look at the immensity of the challenge and decide that there’s no way around it. Or you can begin to work your way, step by step, through that challenge.

You could delay and procrastinate and find plenty of ways to distract yourself from the task at hand. Or you can choose to enjoy the real fulfillment of making a positive, substantial contribution to life.

You could listen to all those people who tell you with certainty that it can’t be done and that you’re not qualified to do it. Or you can decide that you’ll find a way to make it happen.

In the end, whatever the excuses or distractions or challenges may be, the decision is always yours. For when you choose to, you can do it.

— Ralph Marston

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