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It's not the having, it's the getting.
-- Elizabeth Taylor


Saturday, August 9, 2003

Higher perspective

If the little things are getting you down, then spend some time and thought looking up. The more you connect yourself to the big picture, the less you’ll be dragged down by all the little frustrations.

If you have no idea of where you’re headed, then the smallest setbacks can get blown completely out of proportion. That’s because they’re the only things you have to focus on.

When you can frame events in a bigger perspective, the little annoyances and frustrations become just that -- little. See clearly where the road is leading, and you won’t be bothered by the rocks and pebbles over which you must travel. In fact, you’ll even begin to value and appreciate them. For they will serve to confirm that you’re truly making progress.

The higher you aim your focus and your efforts, the more resilient you will be. The more positive and meaningful you make the big picture, the more successfully you’ll be at dealing with the challenges.

See life from the highest perspective your thoughts can attain. And you’ll steadily, gracefully work your way there.

— Ralph Marston

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