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Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Thursday, September 23, 2004

Reasons to grow

If you had no problems, you would have no life. Seek not to be free of the problems, but to be free of their grip on your spirit.

Problems are only a problem when you’re down on their level. The more you rise above them, the less they’ll hold you back.

In fact, when you rise far enough above a problem, it becomes an opportunity. Look back on your experience, and you’ll see that this is true.

If you run from the problems, they’ll chase you, and will always, eventually, catch up. Instead of seeing a problem as a reason to run, see it as a reason to grow.

Then, not only do you grow stronger, the problem also shrinks in comparison. The higher you raise yourself above it, the more effectively you can deal with it.

Life will always have problems. The stronger those problems make you, the better life will be.

— Ralph Marston

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