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Action is the antidote to despair.
-- Joan Baez


Friday, June 12, 2015

Temporary situation

Failure is temporary. And so is success.

When you’ve failed, it’s good to keep in mind that you can go on to succeed. When you have had some success, it’s important not to become complacent.

The way things are today is not the way they will always be. Tomorrow will be different, and now you can have an impact on what that difference will be.

No matter how enjoyable or discouraging, exciting or troublesome this moment may be, it is a temporary situation. You will definitely move beyond it and the only question is, in what direction?

So focus your thoughts not on the pleasures or disappointments that have brought you here, but on how you will make good use of this moment. Envision a more positive and fulfilling world, and start taking steps to make it so.

Each day is a temporary situation, and yet you can use each day to move toward lasting richness. Grab the value of right now, and push it purposefully into your own bright future.

— Ralph Marston

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