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Men, for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
-- Margaret Fuller


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Achievement and resentment

Achievement creates, and resentment destroys. Which kind of world would you prefer to live in -- a world of achievement or a world of resentment?

It is easy to be resentful of someone who has accomplished more than you. But what purpose does that resentment serve?

Instead of giving in to resentment, you can transform its energy into something that will actually do you some good. You can transform it into positive inspiration and driving ambition.

A thousand days spent in resentment will just make you old and dejected. A thousand days spent on achievement will create a rich and fulfilling life.

You were born to achieve and you have a strong desire to achieve. You’re fully capable of following that desire, and of creating great and wonderful achievements for your world.

If you feel the urge to be resentful, stop. Think about it, think about your own best interest, and choose achievement instead.

— Ralph Marston

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