Liberty, taking the word in its concrete sense, consists in the ability to choose.
-- Simone Weil

 

 

Monday, January 31, 2011

Double down

When life hands you a disappointment, don’t lower your expectations. Raise those expectations.

If you’re having trouble reaching your goals, don’t give up on those goals. Make them even more ambitious and even more meaningful.

Yes, life can be filled with inconvenience, frustration, and disappointment. The people you deal with can be rude, incompetent, arrogant and downright abusive.

But you don’t have to let any of it get to you. Just as easily as you can choose to be angry, you can choose to be positive, productive, purposeful and enthusiastic.

When the negativity gets thick, respond with positive enthusiasm. For that is precisely when it can have the most powerful effect.

When being positive is not working out, double down on your positivity. Base your response not on how life has been, but on how you would like it to be.

— Ralph Marston

 

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