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Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
-- John F. Kennedy


Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Back on track

The best way to deal with the pain of disappointment is to get quickly back on the path to success. There’s no need to prolong the hurt of being knocked down by choosing to stay down. Instead, choose to get back up. Take the difficult lesson you’ve learned and make something valuable out of it.

Failure is not the result of setbacks. Failure is the result of letting the setbacks stop you. Often those setbacks turn out not to be setbacks at all. For they can serve to point you in a more positive, productive, effective direction.

When you’re knocked off track, see it as an opportunity. See it as a chance to jump to an even faster, more successful track.

When you’re knocked down, it’s not nearly as difficult as it may seem to get quickly back up. And it is, without question, your very best choice.

— Ralph Marston

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