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Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
-- Japanese proverb


Tuesday, October 24, 2000

Growing past disappointment

Each disappointment in your life will continue to weigh you down only until you learn and accept what that it has to teach you. The moment a disappointment becomes a learning and growing experience is the moment in which it is transformed into a triumph.

The chance to learn from your shortcomings and grow out of your disappointments is one of the richest opportunities you can ever experience. Adversity is a thorough, effective and highly personalized teacher. The powerful lessons learned in the midst of disappointment will stay with you always.

When you can bring yourself to be grateful for your problems you’ll begin to harvest their positive value. Life is difficult; out of that difficulty grows meaning and beauty. In each disappointment is the seed of fulfillment. Learn what it has to teach and you’ll be moving yourself forward.

— Ralph Marston

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