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Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Circumstances don’t care

Your circumstances are not able to know or to care what you think about them. Your circumstances do not respond at all to the way you feel about them.

As such, your complaints, your anger, your anxiety will not convince your circumstances to change. Those responses will only deplete your energy and diminish your effectiveness.

Though you can’t convince your circumstances to change, you can inspire yourself to change in the face of difficult circumstances. You can act to improve those circumstances, or improve how you deal with them, or both.

There’s no point in being angry when your anger is not even going to be noticed. You have much more powerful and effective options.

Consider, honestly and realistically, what you can actually do, then commit yourself to following through with it. Direct your energy and your actions where they will make a positive difference.

Your circumstances don’t care what you think or feel, but your situation will respond to what you do about it. Take the smart approach, and invest your energy where it will have the most beneficial impact.

— Ralph Marston

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