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Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
-- Jack London


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Purpose and fulfillment

You cannot do it all, and you wouldn’t really want to. Yet you can do what’s truly important.

There’s nothing to be gained from merely being busy. There are all sorts of wonderful things to be achieved by being purposeful.

So very many demands are placed on you by the world and all its systems and all its technology. That makes it more important than ever to make your own choice as to what really matters.

Just because something is urgent doesn’t mean it makes a difference. Just because something is colorful, exciting, trendy and enticing doesn’t mean it will add value to your life.

Step back from the glittery commotion and remind yourself of who you are. Remind yourself of what you truly love, of what really matters to you.

Plenty of things that seem important at first glance will quickly turn out not to be, so let them go. All the while, hold steady to what truly matters and build a life of purpose and fulfillment.

— Ralph Marston

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