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The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
-- Nathaniel Branden


Thursday, January 25, 2001

Rise to the challenges

You can rise to the challenges or you can let them push you down. You can make the best of them, or you can let them get the best of you. It all depends on how you respond. It all depends on how you see yourself.

If you see yourself as a victim, you will be. Life’s difficulties will quickly overpower you if you let them. When you see yourself as a participant in life, as an effective and positively focused force, not only will the challenges yield to your involvement, they will serve to make you stronger.

Look at each challenge as an opportunity. What can you learn from it? What can you do with it? How can you bring about something positive because of it?

When faced with a challenge, ask yourself this question. How can I respond to this challenge so that a year from now, looking back at the experience, I’ll be overwhelmingly thankful that it came along?

The challenges are there and they will keep on coming. Rise to the challenges. It’s a great way to powerfully lift yourself up.

— Ralph Marston

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