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Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
-- Jawaharial Nehru
 

 

Monday, June 24, 1996

Overwhelmed ?

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? There’s so much that needs to be done, so many things pulling you down.

It can be discouraging and frustrating when you’re being slowed down by things that are beyond your control. How do you cope?

The secret is -- do what you can. You’re not responsible for the things over which you have no control. Don’t let them get you down. Instead, work to make improvements in your own life. Take control of the things that are your responsibility. Wisely use the resources you have, and don’t waste your energy worrying about what you cannot change.

Everyone has challenges. Life itself is one big challenge. There are some things that we just can’t change, that we must simply accept. Your acceptance will free up tremendous energy to tackle those things that you can change.

Make a difference where you can, and don’t sweat the rest.

— Ralph Marston

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