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Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
-- Henri Bergson
 

 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Merge expectations with reality

Expect the best of what can be. At the same time, embrace the reality of what is.

Your expectations exert a powerful influence on the way you interact with life. Use that power wisely, and don’t let it become a burden on your experience.

Let your expectations lift you, inspire you, illuminate the possibilities. But don’t allow them to set you up for disappointment.

Keep in mind that your expectations are there to point you in a desired direction. They cannot serve as an exact, detailed map of reality.

Your job is to integrate the hope and intention of your expectations with the actual truth of your situation. Be ever mindful of where you have chosen to go while also being fully present and aware of where you are.

Make your highest expectations more than mere fantasy. Work to merge them with reality, so that you can bring them fully to life.

— Ralph Marston

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