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The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
-- Maureen Dowd
 

 

Friday, March 16, 2018

The choice is yours

Before you do the next thing you do, consider the consequences. Will it help or will it hurt?

Will it add goodness to life, or will it ultimately have a negative effect? Will it endow the future with great joy and meaning, or lead to more difficulty and pain?

Will it solve a problem, ease suffering, help to fulfill a dream? Will it offer support and expression to all you love and value?

Every choice carries you off in one direction or another. Before you make the choice, be sure to remind yourself of its direction.

Choices occur in the moment, yet their consequences continue for a lifetime. Each choice is a powerful lever, and with slight present effort can alter your future by a million miles.

Exercise that power intentionally, with wisdom, with love. Now, the choice is yours.

— Ralph Marston

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