Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
-- Jonathon Kozol



Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Two choices

When things go wrong, you have two choices. You can make things worse or you can make things better.

You can feel sorry for yourself or you can let the situation inspire you to take positive action. You can look for someone to blame or you can make a decisive move forward.

Just because you’ve been disappointed is no reason to add to that disappointment with your own actions. In fact, just because you’ve been disappointed is no reason to act disappointed.

Your actions are based on your choices in this moment, not on past history. Your actions are based on what you’ve decided to make of yourself, not on what life has dealt you.

What if you could emerge from the situation and be stronger, more positively focused, with a greater sense of purpose and unstoppable confidence? In fact, you can.

Make the choice that will ultimately benefit you and everyone else in your world. No matter how unfair or unjust or disappointing life may be, choose to look ahead, act ahead, live ahead and get ahead.

— Ralph Marston


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