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Mistakes show us what we need to learn.
-- Peter McWilliams


Friday, January 12, 2001

Enjoy the ride

Why would you want to take a shortcut when the journey itself is so exquisitely enjoyable? Why would you waste your energy in a vain attempt to cheat life, when it is life which gives you so very much? Why would you want to break the rules, when the rules are decidedly in your favor and for your own good?

Stop scheming, stop conniving to gain advantage, stop worrying and just enjoy. Fulfillment comes not from having a leg up on others, but rather from forming a solid and lasting connection with them.

Learn to enjoy the wonderful reality that life is difficult and filled with the necessity of effort. You are perfectly suited for it, so what’s the problem? Learn to seek out difficult challenges. It is your essential nature to do so.What is fulfillment if not being who you are? And you are a problem solver, an achiever, a decisive thinker, fully capable of taking action to make a positive difference. You’re in your prime when doing so.

Life is an effort. Life is a challenge. Life is yours and it is great. Enjoy every moment of the ride.

— Ralph Marston

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