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Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
-- George S. Patton
 

 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Away from negativity

When you’re tempted to give out judgment, see if you can offer understanding instead. Rather than trying to prove you’re right, seek to improve the situation for everyone.

Anger, frustration, resentment and their kin will indeed pump you up with great energy. As quickly as possible, transform that energy into positive pursuits.

When events get blown out of proportion, as they always do, remind yourself to be calm. Instead of reacting to the drama of the day, renew your commitment to your highest values.

It’s important to hold people responsible for their actions. But it’s a waste to obsess endlessly over who is to blame for every undesirable turn of events.

Focus your thoughts on the good you can do, on spreading that good as far as possible. Put your efforts into personally adding new value to life.

Step away from the negativity, refusing to let it consume you. There is much good you can do, so fulfill your best possibilities and enjoy getting it done.

— Ralph Marston

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