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Friday, April 9, 2010

Other options

Here’s a quick, easy and extremely effective way to remain confident in practically any situation. Always keep in mind that you have other options.

Sure, you want to do the best you can, and to get the most value from whatever you’re doing. Yet excessive worrying about the results will destroy your effectiveness.

Of course it’s important to expect the very best of the other people you deal with, and your positive expectations can have a profound effect. Even so, there will still be times when other people disappoint you, and times when factors beyond your control will hinder your efforts.

So remind yourself that if it doesn’t work out, you have other options. Free yourself from worry, and move confidently forward.

If one path is blocked, there’s another way to get there. If the door is slammed shut, there’s most likely a nearby window you can climb through.

You may not know exactly what they are, yet you do indeed have other options. And though you probably won’t even have to use them, knowing you have them can make all the difference.

— Ralph Marston

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