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Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
-- W. Somerset Maugham
 

 

Thursday, September 11, 1997

Make it happen

Life improves greatly when you stop letting things happen and start making things happen. Instead of being a victim, be a doer. Instead of looking for someone to blame, look for what you can do. Instead of asking “why did this happen to me?” ask “what is it that I can do?"

Set your own agenda by focusing steadfastly on your goals. No circumstance can overwhelm you, when you live by intention. The things that happen are of minor importance, compared to what you make of them.

Your strong direction, your sharp focus, your commitment and effective action will push you forward through anything, no matter what happens.

Be responsible -- in your thoughts, your words, your beliefs, your actions -- for the things that happen, and they’ll be much more to your liking. Make life happen, and life will happen for you.

— Ralph Marston

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