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Man's reach should exceed his grasp else what's a heaven for.
-- Robert Browning
 

 

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Make meaning

What comes free and easy to you, has little or no meaning to you. Those things that have meaning to you are the things to which you give something of yourself.

To experience satisfying, profound meaning in life, you must put forth energy and effort to make that meaning. You must invest time, thought, your attention and resources to forge that meaning.

As such, every difficulty you encounter serves as an opportunity to make your life more meaningful. Every challenge through which you must navigate is a chance to add meaning and substance.

Take care not to become mesmerized and enslaved by the easy things. They can rob you of the chance to create deep and fulfilling meaning.

Instead, seek those people, ideas, and pursuits that bring out the best in you. Engage in activities that challenge you to learn, to grow, to continually improve.

Most things that are free and easy are worth what they cost you, which is nothing. Choose instead to invest yourself, to bear the cost of those things that matter, to fill your life with more and more great meaning.

— Ralph Marston

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