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All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
-- Epictetus
 

 

Friday, May 8, 1998

Hindsight

Imagine what would happen if your biggest obstacle was removed. Think of what you could do, consider how far you could go, picture all the things you could accomplish. Visualize, in rich detail, what it would be like.

Imagine yourself on the other side of your most daunting challenge. And then look back to see how you got there.

When a difficult challenge lies in front of you, it is hard to see around it. Yet once you’re past it, the path you took to get there is clear and obvious. In hindsight, it never looks as overwhelming. Wouldn’t it be great if you could look at all your challenges in hindsight? You can -- in your mind.

Imagine what it’s like to be there, and the way to get there becomes infinitely more clear. See your challenges from the other side, and you’ll find your way around them.

— Ralph Marston

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