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Wherever the ways of man are gentle, there is commerce, and wherever there is commerce, the ways of men are gentle.
-- Charles, Baron de Montesquieu


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Success is happening

Success is not the absence of failure. Success is what happens when you choose to move on beyond failure.

Learning what not to do is an important part of knowing what is most effective to do. Every mistake can spotlight a way to improve.

Frustration and disappointment are painful for a very positive reason. The pain pushes you in the direction of achievement.

What does not work gives you a realistic understanding of what will work. Whatever stops you can no longer stop you when you see it clearly enough to work your way around it.

Make your first instinct to celebrate rather than to judge. Celebrate and quickly find a useful outlet for whatever you’ve just been given.

Every up, every down, every moment makes you more able and creative and effective. See all the ways that success is happening, and allow achievement to flow freely into your world.

— Ralph Marston

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