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Consciousness of our powers augments them.
-- Vauvenargues


Monday, June 18, 2001

Within the challenges

Today, tomorrow, or in the next few days a difficult challenge will come along. What will you see in it? What will be your first reaction? Will you look at it as an unfortunate setback, or will you find in it the opportunity to grow and to move yourself ahead?

So far, you have made it through every challenge you ever faced. And though they were often difficult, those challenges ended up strengthening you. Now those past challenges number among your most valuable experiences.

When you’re confronted with a challenge, refuse to let it intimidate you. Instead, look ahead to the other side. See and understand the very real value of pushing yourself through that challenge, of rising to the challenge, of learning what it has to teach, of becoming strong enough to transcend it.

The opportunities you yearn for are contained within the challenges that come your way. Take them and make of them the very most you possibly can.

— Ralph Marston

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