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So is cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more remains.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Friday, July 14, 2017

Present reality

A disadvantage is a disadvantage only if you let it hinder you. And you can choose not to let it.

There’s no use fretting about the way things should be. You can direct your energy toward dealing successfully with the way things are.

Past and future implications won’t do you much good today. This is the time to deal with the situation as it currently is.

Yes, it is helpful to learn from the past and plan for the future, to consider what’s helpful and what’s not. Just don’t let that learning and planning and considering get in the way of doing.

Catch yourself when your thoughts wander too far away from the way things actually are. Bring yourself back to present reality, where you can do great work.

Fully embrace present reality, whatever it may be. Within it you’ll find many opportunities to do truly wonderful things.

— Ralph Marston

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