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Never mistake motion for action.
-- Ernest Hemingway


Tuesday, May 20, 1997


Every action has consequences. That’s the bad news. The good news is, every action has consequences!

Each day, we’re confronted with one choice after another. Many times it doesn’t seem like we have a choice. That is because we simply react to situations with conditioned reflexes, thereby giving control of our lives to other people, things or circumstances. It doesn’t have to be that way.

You can make your own choices. You can take control, rather than just react. Each moment is an opportunity to create the life you want. To move in the direction of your goals.

Look around you and you’ll see the consequences of the choices you have made, or have let others make for you, in the past. Realize that your future depends on the choices you make, and the actions you take, today.

Step back and look at the choices you have. Life is full of them. You always have a choice. Consistently choose the actions that will bring success and fulfillment, and your life will be richly abundant.

— Ralph Marston

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