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The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
-- Socrates


Thursday, November 1, 2007

Filling life with value

Even though there is much work yet to be done, and numerous obstacles still to be overcome, there is no reason to be dismayed. Because as each moment comes, you can fill it with effort and value, and your life will continue to grow richer as a result.

It’s a mistake to assume that effort is something to be diligently avoided. To wish for a life free of challenges is to wish for a life in which it would be impossible to find any kind of real fulfillment.

Look back at where you’ve come from and you will understand. The times that have brought the most value and richness to your life were the times that demanded the most of you.

Find your joy in the challenges, in the efforts, in the living and in the giving. The moments when much is asked of you are the moments when great richness is added to your experience of life.

Think of what a valuable and magnificent opportunity it is to be able to work, to learn, to grow, to accomplish and to find sweet fulfillment in making a difference. Realize how blessed you are in having access to the challenges that will pull you forward.

There is always work to be done. And that is something for which you can truly be thankful.

— Ralph Marston

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