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Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
-- Albert Einstein


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Live with goodness

The worst response to the pettiness of others is with pettiness of your own. You’re bigger than that, with much better things to do.

Someone else’s selfishness is not a good reason for you to be selfish. Let it serve instead as a powerful reminder to be more generous, kind, considerate.

You will not find any lasting fulfillment by propagating a lot of manufactured drama. Set your sights higher, much higher, seeking with humility and respect to make a genuine contribution to every situation, to every person you encounter.

All sorts of people will in all sorts of ways attempt to offend you. But you never have to be roped into their fruitless games.

Choose to let the shortsighted behavior of others bounce right off you. Concern yourself with being your best, with living your highest values, with benefitting the lives around you.

Stay strong, grow stronger, responding always by aligning your focus on positive purpose. Persevere in your choice to think, to act, to live with goodness, kindness, and love.

— Ralph Marston

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