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We must not allow ourselves to become like the system we oppose.
-- Bishop Desmond Tutu


Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Positive spin

Many limitations are limitations only because you see them as such. By changing your thinking, you can change the reality of your limitations.

Have things ever annoyed you to the point where you were prevented from getting anything done? Have you ever been so frustrated that you were unable to take action?

The tendency in such situations is to attack the sources of those annoyances and frustrations. Yet there is often a much more positive and effective way.

Instead of fighting against what annoys you, simply let go of the annoyance. Rather than attacking what frustrates you, just let the frustration drop away from you.

Instead of struggling against the obstacles, move positively forward on your own terms. What you once may have viewed as a rock-solid obstacle can become just another factor to be considered.

To a large degree, you can decide what gets to you and what doesn’t, what stops you and what motivates you to move forward. Put a positive spin on your thoughts, and things that once would have stopped you, no longer will.

— Ralph Marston

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