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Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
-- Soren Kierkegaard
 

 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Choose the next step

Just because you’ve been disappointed once, or twice, or a hundred times, is no reason to give up. On the contrary, it is a reason to give more to the effort.

Just because you’ve been criticized is no reason to think that the whole world is against you. Actually, it is a valuable opportunity to improve.

Life can throw a lot of discouraging things your way. What’s really beautiful, though, is that you don’t have to be discouraged.

You have a choice, no matter what has happened, no matter where you’ve been or where you are. You can choose the next step, and you can choose to make it a positive one.

You can choose to make the next step the most effective, loving, meaningful thing you’ve ever done. Nothing outside you has the power to stop you from making this your best moment yet.

Throw off the disappointment, breeze cheerfully past the naysayers, and exercise your power to choose. The next step is yours to choose, and you can choose to make it great.

— Ralph Marston

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