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If we could learn to like ourselves, even a little, maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away.
-- John Steinbeck
 

 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Profoundly successful

Don’t let the world convince you that you’re a failure just because you don’t meet the world’s definition of success. The most meaningful success is to live according to your highest values, and you can do that in every moment.

It can be good to have nice things and pleasurable experiences. Yet you can be highly successful and fulfilled without having a lot of material wealth or splendid adventures.

You have life, and the ability to choose your thoughts, your feelings, your actions and commitments. No matter what you do or do not own, you can find immense treasure in the beauty, wonder and abundance of the universe in which you’re immersed.

If you live with integrity and authenticity, you are profoundly successful. When you can give love sincerely, and care deeply about life, then true success is most certainly yours.

Excitement, thrills and impressive exploits can be wonderful. Peace, quiet, and deep contemplation can be just as delightful and fulfilling.

Live a life that is profoundly successful in your very own unique way. In every moment, in every situation, you’ll find the opportunity to do so.

— Ralph Marston

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