The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
-- Henry Ward Beecher



Thursday, May 23, 2013

Focus on your good fortune

Think about the things that are right with your life. Think about the good and valuable relationships, skills, tools, resources and opportunities that you have right here, right now.

Focus on what’s right with your life, and make the commitment to make it grow. Focus on what’s right with your life, and make good and purposeful use of that value to make even more.

It’s easy to complain about what’s wrong. But not only does that miss the point, it keeps you stuck in a gloomy, ineffectual perspective.

The fact is, there are plenty of good things in your life. The more you pay attention to them, the more thankful you are for them, the more of them there will be.

If you catch yourself feeling sorry for yourself, have the good sense to stop. Re-direct your energy into feeling lucky for the opportunity you have to make a real, meaningful difference.

Focus on your good fortune. It’s most definitely there, and you can use it to make a whole lot more.

— Ralph Marston


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