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Self-trust is the first secret to success.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Monday, December 31, 2018

Inspired by the past

The past is over, yet you can still benefit from it. You can draw great inspiration from all you’ve been through.

From what you’ve done well, from what you’ve done poorly, be inspired. From what went wrong, from what went right, be inspired.

You can’t remember all the details of all your experiences, and you can’t go back and live them again. What you can do, is let all those past experiences push you to take positive action now.

Today, you can choose what to carry forward from the previous days, years, and eras of your life. Choose those memories, those feelings, that will push you into a positive, highly fulfilling future.

Whether you were applauded or whether you were criticized, now you can become motivated and energized. Whether you wasted much of the past year or were highly productive, now you can be inspired to do your best work ever.

Look back with gratitude, and feel the vast accumulation of energy that has brought you here. Now, focus all that energy forward and fulfill your highest possibilities.

— Ralph Marston

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