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To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation.
-- Georg C. Lichtenberg


Monday, June 24, 2019

Power of feelings

Your feelings are powerful. You can control and make good use of that power.

Your feelings can impair your ability and sap your energy if you let them. But you don’t have to let them.

It may seem like your feelings are imposed on you from the outside. Yet your thoughts, your actions, even your posture and facial expression, can significantly alter those feelings.

When you’re lethargic, looking downward, thinking negative thoughts, you’re not going to feel very good. Stand up, step forward, look upward, think of the positive possibilities, and you’ll feel much more like taking effective action.

If you don’t feel like doing anything, that’s understandable. It’s also something you can quickly change.

Learn from your feelings, experience their richness, let them inspire you, but don’t let them become excuses. Choose those feelings that push you to do what’s in everyone’s best interest, including yours.

— Ralph Marston

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