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Hope is patience with the lamp lit.
-- Tertullian
 

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Begin with what is right

Always do the right thing to begin with. It’s a whole lot easier and more reliable than having to make it right later.

Tell the whole truth up front, especially when it is a difficult truth. Delaying, obscuring, and avoiding that truth will only make it that much more difficult.

Don’t delude yourself into thinking you can cheat life or shortcut the process. Instead, give yourself the benefit of embracing the opportunity to do the right thing.

Avoid the necessity of long, tortured, dubious explanations, and avoid the temptation to cover up the truth. Just put your energy into doing the right thing to begin with.

Spend your time making new progress, not repeating old excuses. Put your effort into looking forward with confidence, and not looking back with worry.

Begin with what is right, what is good, what is useful, helpful, considerate, and honest. And position yourself to go in a truly successful direction.

— Ralph Marston

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