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Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.
-- Malcolm Gladwell


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Change for the better

Fighting against what you don’t want will not create what you do want. Punishing those who have caused you pain will not do anything to lessen that pain.

Knowing clearly what you don’t want can give you a powerful sense of determination. Yet for that determination to be of any real value, you must apply it toward creating the things you do want.

When you’re in a difficult situation, the prospect of making a change can be very appealing. However, if all you seek is change for the sake of change, you could very well end up being worse off than you were before.

Do not focus on what you are running away from. Give your awareness, attention and energy to what you are working toward.

When you use your time and resources to make a change, be sure it’s a change that will not only get you away from where you are, but will also benefit your life. Give your attention not to the negativity of the past, but to the positive possibilities that you can now follow.

When you make a change, use the opportunity to make it a change for the better. Make your choice a positive, meaningful one that brings new richness and value to your life.

— Ralph Marston

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