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If a man hasn't discovered something he would die for, he isn't fit to live.
-- Martin Luther King


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Live for

It’s easy to figure out what you don’t like. Yet it is essential to also define and focus on what you do like and value.

You won’t get very far by simply avoiding and opposing whatever you find undesirable. Progress and fulfillment come not by living against, but by living for.

If there’s something that deeply troubles you, something you strongly dislike, you’re part of the way to discovering what you do like. Make the effort to replace that intense dislike with an even more intense positive desire.

When you fight against anything, you run the risk of making it much stronger. Instead of fighting against something, spend your time and energy living for a more positive alternative.

Don’t settle for a life lived in opposition. The way to make life less negative is to proactively make it more positive.

Live for what you truly love, value and appreciate. Fill your life with what you do like, and there will be no room left for what you don’t like.

— Ralph Marston

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