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Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
-- Thomas Alva Edison


Friday, January 24, 2014

Making adjustments

Success is never achieved in a straight line. Although it’s great to carefully put together workable, realistic plans, life doesn’t always go according to plan.

Yet even when conditions change quickly and dramatically, success is still possible. To succeed in such a world as this, you must be willing to constantly adapt.

When something fails to go the way you planned, it’s not the end of the world. In fact, things could eventually turn out to be even better than you planned.

Regardless of what happens or fails to happen, you can choose to successfully work it into your path forward. Instead of making judgments about what you cannot control, make adjustments in those things you can control.

It might be nice if everything were to play out according to your plan, but the thing is, it won’t. There will most certainly be surprises, so you might as well find a way to make positive use of them.

Don’t give up on your goals or dreams just because things change. Adapt, make adjustments, and make every turn of events move you forward.

— Ralph Marston

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