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Simplicity is the key to brilliance.
-- Bruce Lee


Thursday, November 9, 2017

The strong one

You gain nothing by perpetuating negativity. You gain much when you redirect it into a more positive purpose.

The most powerful response to selfishness and thoughtlessness is not more selfishness. Respond with power by responding with generosity and kindness.

Why would you offer generosity to someone who is rude or inconsiderate? Because it puts you firmly in control of your attitude, of the situation, rather than the other person.

It might be instinctive to want to meet hurtful behavior with more hurtful behavior. But all it does is create more pain, and that’s not what you want.

What’s in your best interest is to quickly put an end to the hurt. What’s in your best interest is to move your awareness, your attitude, your actions, your life into a positive, effective state.

Be the strong one in the interaction, in the relationship. Be the one who acts with positive power.

— Ralph Marston

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