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One can go back toward safety or forward toward growth.
-- Abraham Maslow


Friday, December 6, 2002

Continual change

You can be certain that, at the end of this day, many things will be different than they were when the day began. For the world is always changing, every day, every moment.

You can fight against the changes, and resent them, and worry about them, and complain and fear them. Or you can see the opportunities in those changes, and find ways to put them to positive use.

If you are fearful of change, you’ll end up spending a lot of time living in fear, because change is ever present. When you find ways to make change your friend and ally, then your time will be well used in the service of your best possibilities.

Changes can often be frightening, but keep in mind that you’ve been successfully dealing with changes your entire life. That’s how you’ve learned, and grown, and moved forward.

Look at each change that has come, and no matter how it might seem at first, see if you can find the opportunity in it, the opportunity to move forward. You’ve already made it through countless changes, you’re well equipped for dealing with change, and as your world continues to change, you can continue to make it even better.

— Ralph Marston

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