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Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

 

Friday, October 19, 2007

Something to appreciate

What’s the quickest way out of a negative attitude? Have something ready and waiting that you can immediately and genuinely appreciate.

How do you find the hidden value in any situation? Look for something to truly appreciate.

When you seek to find things to appreciate, what you’ll discover are hidden treasures upon which you can build great value. Look for what you can appreciate, and you’ll find positive, powerful tools that will pull you forward.

Get in the habit of starting each day by thinking of something for which you can be thankful. Then, whenever you catch yourself falling into a negative thought pattern, you’ll already have something positive toward which you can redirect your thoughts.

Each time you meet a new person, make it a point to find something, at the very outset of the relationship, that you can sincerely appreciate. Every time you find yourself in a new place or situation, look first for what you can appreciate about it.

Find something to appreciate, and your effectiveness will increase dramatically. Find something to appreciate, and you’ll uncover real treasure.

— Ralph Marston

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