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When you come to the end of your rope...tie a knot and hang on.
-- Franklin D Roosevelt


Friday, November 8, 2002

Move on ahead

When the disappointments come, when you’ve been knocked down and tossed around, get back up and move on ahead. After all, you’ve paid a heavy price to get this far, so the best option is to really make it count by moving forward from where you are.

When everything has happily gone your way, and you’re sitting on top of the world, get back up and move on ahead. Make your accomplishments truly count by putting them to positive, productive use.

Whatever comes your way, whether good or bad, whether joyous or disappointing, get back up and move on ahead. It is always the best response. Feeling sorry for yourself after a setback will only serve to extend and magnify the disappointment. Feeling smug and arrogant after a victory will drain the value out of what you have just accomplished.

Whatever has happened, don’t spend too long looking backward. Look forward, step positively, confidently forward, and move on ahead.

— Ralph Marston

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