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The most violent element in society is ignorance.
-- Emma Goldman


Monday, September 15, 1997


In order to accomplish anything, we must regularly face rejection and disappointment without being sidetracked by them.

The only way rejection can get you down, is by reinforcing the doubts you already have. Maybe those doubts are justified, maybe they’re not. The way to bulletproof yourself against disappointment and rejection, is to erase your doubts. And the best way to do that, is through commitment and preparation. False bravado or arrogance will do nothing to remove doubt. You must convince yourself of the worthiness of your pursuit. Know that you’re capable, know that you’re prepared, know that you’re committed, know that you’re willing to do whatever it takes. That is the way to remove doubt.

Believe, in your heart of hearts, in what you’re doing and nothing will be able to knock you off track. When you truly believe, each disappointment you encounter just makes you stronger.

— Ralph Marston

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