And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
-- Abraham Lincoln

 

 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Your very best effort

Don’t let your disappointment become an excuse to stop caring. If you seek to avoid all possibilities of disappointment, you’ll end up avoiding all opportunities for fulfillment.

It can be painful when your results don’t match your expectations. However, if you never make the attempt, the pain of your regret will be far greater than the pain of any disappointment.

It may not be much fun, but you can handle the disappointments. In fact, you can choose to let each disappointment make you even more positively motivated and committed.

Don’t run away or hide from life just because it hurts sometimes. Give your time and energy to what you truly care about, instead of wasting your precious moments in worry and fear.

Though many factors are beyond your control, you can always control where your energy is focused. Your best strategy is to focus that energy toward creating the life you most sincerely desire.

Remind yourself that you can successfully deal with whatever results you get. Then step forward, give your very best effort, and bring your dreams to life.

— Ralph Marston

 

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