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The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
-- Dean Acheson
 

 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Critical juncture

Just because you’ve developed a destructive habit, doesn’t mean that habit has to continue. Just because you’ve avoided certain responsibilities, doesn’t mean you have to keep avoiding them.

Life is dynamic, with endless changes possible, and its dynamic nature is focused on right now. Because right now is when you can make those changes and put your life into a new, improved trajectory.

Today is the day that separates the past from the future, and it is a critical juncture. Today is when you can continue what works, discard what is not working, and replace it with a new approach.

In the short term, it’s comfortable to stay where you are, to continue doing what you’ve always done. But if you don’t shake things up every so often, that comfort can turn into regret.

You are amazingly adaptable, and today you can put that skill to use. You can take this opportunity to upgrade your attitude, your actions, your expectations and your results.

Today, your past is over and you are free to create a future based on your highest standards and most treasured dreams. Today, do what is necessary to make that future the best it can be.

— Ralph Marston

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