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Knowing is not enough; we must apply!
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Friday, January 11, 2008

Learning from consequences

Consequences are superb teachers. Their lessons touch you profoundly and stay with you for life.

Many of the abstract concepts you come across are quickly forgotten. The consequences you experience, on the other hand, are nearly impossible to forget.

Through consequences you learn, in a personally meaningful way, what works and what doesn’t. Through consequences you learn what’s important and why.

Both the painful consequences and the joyful ones are quite memorable. Most importantly, not only do you remember the consequences, you also remember what specific thoughts and actions brought you to them.

You have the magnificent ability to make things happen, to create your own consequences. The more you learn from the experience of your consequences, the more reliably you’re able to create the precise outcomes you desire.

Everything you do has a consequence, and every consequence has a lesson. Learn well, and create all the best you can envision.

— Ralph Marston

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