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Character building begins in our infancy, and continues until death.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Getting it wrong

It’s good when things go perfectly according to plan. But it can be a whole lot more interesting when they don’t.

Much of life’s richness, color, and texture come from its imperfections. Sometimes getting it wrong will create more value than getting it right.

Don’t be too quick to cast judgment when plans go awry. Instead, look for the value, look for the good, look for the positive way forward.

Live with intention, but don’t let your intentions get in the way of your joy and fulfillment. Don’t let whatever you were seeking and expecting get in the way of what you can discover and experience.

Temper your ambition with flexibility. Be open to all those things you do not know are there.

Life can be messy, unpredictable, and rich beyond all comprehension. Live fully its great value, however untidily it might unfold.

— Ralph Marston

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