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Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.
-- Goethe


Friday, January 11, 2019

Positive territory

Some days it seems the whole world is infected with negativity. But that’s no reason for you to be similarly infected.

Where you see carelessness and incompetence, let it lead you to be more caring and effective. When you encounter anger and disparagement, let it inspire you to be more tolerant, optimistic and encouraging.

In a negative environment, be the person to claim the positive territory. Then set out to expand that territory.

You’re not likely to stop the discord and fighting by fighting against it. What you can do, is to think, speak, and act so positively that you render the negativity useless and irrelevant.

It could be that those negative people you encounter have forgotten they have any other option. Be the person to show them, with the way you live, a better choice.

Live with love, with excellence, with an optimistic, affirmative outlook. And make the world around you a more positive place.

— Ralph Marston

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