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Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. Above all, thou shalt not be a bystander.
-- Holocaust Museum, Washington, DC


Wednesday, July 30, 2003

When things go wrong

From time to time many things will go wrong. And yet very few of them continue to stay wrong. Most wounds begin to heal almost from the moment they occur. Even the most unbearable grief will start to subside as life continues to move along.

Things that are broken get repaired or replaced. Strategies that don’t work become lessons that help you to discover and develop what will work.

When things go wrong it is not the end of the world. It is, instead, the beginning of progress and improvement, learning and growth. When things go wrong you get to find out where your efforts will truly be most effective. You get the opportunity to build and to strengthen your character, your skills, your persistence and your confidence.

Don’t wait or wish for things to go wrong. But when they do, move on, move up and move forward.

— Ralph Marston

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