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Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
-- Thomas Jefferson


Monday, July 21, 1997

Calm strength

There is strength in serenity. To remain calm, while the world around you is swirling in confusion, is to be firmly in control. Calmly and carefully consider your options. Act with focus and precision. And you will gain advantage over those who thoughtlessly act out of panic and frustration.

Calmness is control -- control over anxiety, control over doubt. Calmness and serenity are signs of true confidence, power and effectiveness.

Think of how much more you could accomplish, if you had no anxiety. And then ask yourself, “Who needs it?” Worry will get you nothing but needless stress. If something concerns you, don’t worry about it, don’t “blow up” about it. Instead, do something about it. Take action, with confidence and serenity.

Stay calm, and stay in control.

— Ralph Marston

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