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Art for art's sake, with no purpose, for any purpose perverts art. But art achieves a purpose which is not its own.
-- Benjamin Constant


Friday, May 31, 2013

Skip the drama

You can avoid a lot of needless drama by continuing to remind yourself of your purpose. Instead of wasting your time and energy on issues that make no difference, focus yourself on achieving the goals you’ve chosen.

If someone is standing in your way, your purpose is not to punish or belittle that person. Your purpose is to get beyond that person’s opposition in a positive, respectful and effective way.

Pouting, whining, intimidation, name calling, seeking to make others feel guilty, and similar tactics produce no real value for anyone. If you’re obsessed with getting even, it’s impossible for you to get ahead.

Your aim is to achieve your goal, to fulfill your purpose. It is not to diminish anyone else.

Put your energy into envisioning and creating positive, meaningful value. Put thoughts, feelings and efforts toward things that will do you, and others, some good.

Remember your purpose, and follow it in a positive, creative way. Skip all the drama and go straight to the goal.

— Ralph Marston

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