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Don't look back. Something may be gaining on you.
-- Satchel Paige


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Fast recovery

Even when you are thoroughly committed to staying positively focused, life can get in the way. Though you may have the best of intentions, there will be times when you veer off course as a result of your own actions.

When that happens, don’t beat yourself up about it. Just recognize it, accept it, learn from it, and get moving again in a positive direction.

Winners and losers will both stumble. The difference is, winners have learned to quickly get back up.

If you make a mistake, or lose your temper, or allow yourself to become distracted, it’s normal and natural, and not the end of the world. Though it is painful when you’ve disappointed yourself, you have the opportunity to make something positive out of that pain.

It is indeed a good thing to realize that what you have just done was not the best choice. For now you can move forward with a renewed and stronger determination.

When you know you’ve stumbled, decide to recover quickly. Soon you’ll be moving ahead even faster than before.

— Ralph Marston

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