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No man is hurt but by himself.
-- Diogenes


Friday, June 29, 2001

Unfamiliar territory

Are there things in your life which hold you back, things you could easily let go of, and yet you cling to them because they are so familiar? If things are to be better, they must be different. You cannot simultaneously stay the same and improve your life.

Moving forward means moving into unfamiliar territory. Yes, there will be new and unexpected challenges. There will also be new and valuable opportunities. Yes, it will be a bit uncomfortable, and maybe even a little sad to leave behind those familiar old burdens. It will also be filled with many positive possibilities. You’ll soon get used to it and will be thankful you decided to move on ahead.

Summon the courage to step out of your familiar, comfortable rut and suddenly the world will become a different place. Many of those things which held you back will no longer have the power to do so.

Hold tight to those things of true and lasting value, and learn to let go of the rest. Lighten your load and move yourself to where you’ll find the most promising possibilities.

— Ralph Marston

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