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Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
-- Benjamin Disraeli
 

 

Wednesday, February 18, 1998

It’s up to you

In every situation you can find people who are bitter and others who are cheerful. The difference is not in the circumstance, but rather in how each person reacts to it.

The bitter people are those who blame their troubles on circumstance. The cheerful ones are those who continually put forth an effort to make the best of any situation.

Though you can rarely control what happens in the world, you can determine how it happens to you. It doesn’t matter whose “fault” it is, or whose “job” it is, when you hold yourself accountable for it, then you are making it happen for you rather than letting it happen to you. And as a bonus, you free yourself from the wasted energy of resentment, despair and anger.

Whether you’re searching for ways to blame or for ways to make a positive difference, you’ll find what you’re looking for. The more accountable you make yourself for life, the more it will work in your favor.

— Ralph Marston

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