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Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
-- Thomas Jefferson


Friday, July 26, 2002

Act the way you’d act

Imagine, just for a moment, that you are living life exactly the way you want it to be. You’ve broken free of your most troublesome limitations and you’re fulfilling your most treasured dreams.

You greet each day with confidence and an unshakable faith. You take the setbacks in stride because you know you’ll find a way to work steadily through them.

When faced with a decision, you choose not what will make you look good or what is easiest, but rather what is right and what is best. When working with others you act with respect, honesty and integrity, because you know for a fact that anything less only pulls down everyone concerned.

Imagine that life is the best it can possibly be, and see the reality of such a life. What thoughts would you think, how would you act, what things would you say, how would you feel?

Now stop imagining, and know for certain that all of those thoughts, actions, words and feelings are available to you this very moment. You’ve just imagined them in full detail so go ahead, take the next step and make them real.

Starting now, act the way you’d act if life was the best it could possibly be, think the way you’d think, feel the way you’d feel. Give life to your dreams and you have already begun to make them real.

— Ralph Marston

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