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Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
-- Thomas Alva Edison
 

 

Monday, November 26, 2007

Life’s little annoyances

Don’t let a relatively small setback ruin an otherwise beautiful day. Choose instead to take it in stride and quickly get back to being positive, productive and effective.

Don’t waste your time being outraged or offended by someone else’s careless, inconsiderate remark or gesture. Use the opportunity to strengthen your valuable sense of patience, and move on ahead to something that truly matters.

Life’s little annoyances can quickly add up to have a big negative and destructive impact if you let them. Fortunately, you don’t have to let them.

Instead, you can choose to let them go. You can decide to see the small, relatively meaningless annoyances for what they are, and move quickly beyond them.

Do you really want your attitude to be held hostage by rude, careless, inconsiderate people or random events beyond your control? Of course not, because within you is a positive purpose that is big and beautiful and filled with real meaning.

Each time one of life’s little annoyances comes along, let it just keep on going right past you until it fades away into its own insignificance. You have plenty of much more positive and valuable things upon which to focus your attention.

— Ralph Marston

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