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There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
-- General Douglas MacArthur
 

 

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The next step forward

Adversity is only adversity. Choose not to make it anything more.

Adversity will affect the circumstances in which you live and work. Yet you do not have to let it affect who you are, or where you’re headed, or what you’re able to do.

Take note of the setbacks and adjust to them. But don’t expand on them by making them a part of you.

Instead, use each instance of adversity as a reminder of why you have chosen to move in the direction you are moving. Use each setback as an opportunity to redouble your positive, forward-looking efforts.

Every day brings new value and new possibilities. There is always a way to take the next step forward on the path you have chosen.

Find that step today and take it. No mere circumstance can stop you from moving steadily and joyfully forward in the direction of your dreams.

— Ralph Marston

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