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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
-- Edith Wharton
 

 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Quickly recover

Occasionally you will disappoint yourself. Feel the disappointment and learn from it, but don’t use it as a reason to give up on what you’re doing.

Sometimes you will become distracted and lose focus. That’s no reason to give up on staying focused.

Keep in mind that you’re not trying to set a world record for the most disciplined person ever. You’re seeking to do your best to move forward, so continue doing that.

Don’t expand a small failure into an excuse for continuing to fail. Instead, let it make you more determined, more positive, intentional and disciplined.

Get over your disappointment and get on with what you were doing. Rather than punishing yourself for slipping off the path, congratulate yourself for having the good sense to quickly recover.

Continue to expect the best of yourself, especially when you fall short of those expectations. Get back up, get going again, and soon you’ll be making great progress.

— Ralph Marston

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