Monday, December 21, 1998
Your challenges are yours
Your difficulties will benefit you to the extent that you accept responsibility for overcoming them. Success begins when you stop looking for a solution and start becoming the solution.
Don’t get caught up in assigning blame, or in fretting about how unfair it is. Such pursuits are unproductive at best, and will often make the situation worse.
The problems you face are yours, no matter how they occurred. Assigning blame would be useful if you could reverse the flow of time, but you cannot. Life moves forward. Let your thinking and your actions move forward, too.
Right now, you can take action or you can look for a way out. Eventually, you’ll discover that there is no way out apart from your own responsibility. Your challenges are yours. They can be your greatest assets if you’ll accept them and work your way through them.
Ralph MarstonMake it better Persist toward perfection
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