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Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours.
-- James Baldwin


Thursday, October 1, 2015

A day well lived

In the past, you’ve experienced the pain of being disappointed in yourself. Take this chance to remind yourself not to create that kind of pain again.

Today you have the opportunity to avoid the painful disappointment that comes when you’ve let yourself down. Today you can fill your moments with meaningful efforts, and end the day knowing you’ve done your best.

Instead of spending this day in ways you’ll regret, you can invest its hours in activities that will satisfy and fulfill you. Instead of wasting your time, energy and resources, you can make it all count for something meaningful and valuable.

No matter who you are, and no matter what you start with, at the end of the day you’ll be answering to yourself for what you’ve done. Make sure that answer is a good and satisfying one.

Right now, while you can, push yourself in a positive direction. Right now, while you’re thinking about it, take some decisive action to commit yourself to excellence.

Avoid disappointment today by seeking out and following a path that will make life better for yourself and all those around you. Give yourself the gift of a day well lived, with no regrets and no disappointments.

— Ralph Marston

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