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Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought to be to set off that spark in one another.
-- Kenny Ausubel


Saturday, May 1, 2004

Change forward

Sometimes, even when you give your best to the effort, the results are not what you intended. Other times, factors largely out of your control change the landscape in disappointing ways.

Every day the world changes. Some of those changes bring pleasant surprises, others bring unanticipated difficulties.

Fortunately, just as surely as the world changes from day to day, year to year, you have the ability to adapt. Change will always happen, and you will always have the option of making the best of it.

It can be frustrating when something beyond your control swoops down and ruins your plans. Yet you can turn the energy of that frustration in a positive direction.

You might be inclined to try to get even, to pay back an equal amount of damage and disappointment to whomever or whatever has disappointed you. But that will not bring you anything of value.

Instead of getting even, resolve to get even further ahead when the changes come, whatever they may be. See each change as the opportunity it is, and you’ll find a way for them all to pull you forward.

— Ralph Marston

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