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Behold the turtle: He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.
-- James Bryant Conant


Friday, August 10, 2007

Let it go

The trivial annoyances, even though they are virtually meaningless, can overwhelm you if you let them. Choose not to let them.

Be diligent about the things that truly matter, and be very flexible about the things that don’t. There’s no sense in wasting your precious time arguing or agonizing about something that doesn’t really make a difference anyway.

Learn to let go, and to rise above the petty squabbles. You’ll end up with much more time and energy available to work on the really important things.

Instead of carrying around your frustrations like so many trophies, choose to leave all the small, insignificant ones behind. You won’t impress anyone by constantly complaining, and it won’t add value to your life, so let it go.

You have much more meaningful and important issues upon which to focus your time and energy. Spend your moments truly living.

Get in the habit of letting go of the small, meaningless matters. And delight in the freedom, effectiveness and peace that you create for your life.

— Ralph Marston

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