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Being your own man does not mean taking advantage of anyone else.
-- Flip Wilson


Tuesday, August 19, 1997

Before you move, work to improve

Some people spend their whole lives running away, in a futile attempt to find something better. But you can never run away from yourself.

Husbands and wives leave their spouses and families behind, because of “differences". Employees move to another company or another city, instead of working through the problems where they are.

But throwing away what you already have, does not necessarily get you something better. Changing the situation, often does not solve the problem. You are stronger than any situation. You can overcome tremendous obstacles, if you really want to. For things to be better, you must work to make them better.

Sure, its great to move on and try new things. But don’t run away from the good things you already have, in search of a quick fix. Sooner or later, you will have to confront life. The sooner, the better. Because that is where fulfillment begins.

— Ralph Marston

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