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Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
-- Samuel Johnson
 

 

Monday, July 19, 1999

Seek the best

Joy and fulfillment are not merely possible, they are unavoidable when you truly and sincerely seek them. Greatness is your destiny. There is no virtue in being resigned to a life that’s anything less than the very best you can envision.

What is the purpose of this day if not to live every moment with joy? True joy is not irresponsible. Rather, it is highly responsible. Living your dream means being responsible to the best that you have to offer.

It is unfortunate that we so often equate happiness with destructive behavior such as revenge, substance abuse or idleness. Lasting happiness and joy result from creative, productive, disciplined actions. Being happy, joyful and fulfilled means being the best you can be.

The things you seek, with the moments, thoughts and actions which make up your days, you will have. You cannot avoid them. They are yours. So make them the best that they can be.

— Ralph Marston

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