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I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
-- John D Rockefeller


Monday, September 16, 1996

Confront it

Everything we avoid, or deny, or try to run away from, can serve to defeat us in the end. And anything, no matter how much we despise it or how unpleasant it is, can be turned into a source of growth and power, when openly confronted.

Problems will not just go away if they are ignored. Failing to confront something negative, serves only to give more power and influence to it. And when you finally are forced to deal with it, it has grown to be quite nasty. Yet when you confront your problems, you grow as a person, and gain true power over your life.

We know we should confront life, yet fear holds us back. And we take it to another level when we try to deny our problems -- we actually fear the fear, so we try not to even admit it exists.

The only way around this is to feel the fear and do it anyway. Deal with the things that must be dealt with. Confront life head on. Nothing is gained by living in fear. Decide to play an active role in your life.

Is it uncomfortable? Yes. Is it difficult? Yes. What will everyone else think? Who cares! Your life, your goals, your dreams are worth the pain and the effort. Stop hiding behind your fears. Once you start to take action, once you make the commitment to do whatever it takes, the strength and the resources you need will come to you. Begin today to confront the obstacles in your life, and let your own unique light shine brightly.

— Ralph Marston

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