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Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.
-- Helen Keller
 

 

Friday, June 8, 2007

Be positive anyway

When you experience a setback, it may seem natural to respond by lowering your expectations. Yet that is not the only choice you have.

Just imagine what would happen if you did exactly the opposite. Just imagine what would happen if you decided to raise your expectations in response to each setback.

With such a strategy, negative momentum never has a chance to take hold. For even the disappointments serve to push you forward.

Your current expectations have much more power and influence than anything that has occurred in your past. For it is your current expectations that give direction to your energy and your actions.

Choose to make that direction a positive, valuable, creative one. From even the most burdensome difficulty, you can begin to move forward immediately.

Base your expectations on your most treasured dreams and your most profound purpose, rather than on life’s random events or circumstances. And nothing will be able to hold you back for long.

— Ralph Marston

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