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Passion costs me too much to bestow it on every trifle.
-- Thomas Adams
 

 

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Positive experience

The best response to a negative experience is to create a positive experience. Instead of fighting against life’s misfortunes, transform them into useful and worthwhile value.

When things go wrong, you have a choice. You can wallow in self pity or you can seize the opportunity for self improvement.

In every disappointment there is the seed of fulfillment. In every weakness there is the seed of strength.

Problems and difficulties provide reliable pathways to achievement. There is value to be gained from every experience when you choose to see that value and to bring it about.

You never have to be the victim of random circumstance, or of any other circumstance for that matter. For instead of choosing to be the victim, you can always choose to make a positive difference.

Life is often unfair, and comes to you in ups and downs, but that doesn’t really matter. For you are free to make of it whatever you choose.

— Ralph Marston

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