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He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had tried and failed.
-- William James


Monday, July 6, 2020

Higher level

One disappointment does not mean your life is forever ruined. One thoughtless remark pointed in your direction doesn’t mean you are under attack.

Things go wrong and people make mistakes. Get used to it, get over it, and be kind to yourself by getting on with your life.

If you can, correct what has gone wrong and work to make sure it doesn’t happen again. But don’t let a momentary injury or affront disrupt your life for the next five hours, five months, or five years.

Amplify and expand upon your possibilities, not your grievances. Let your life be driven not by what might have gone wrong, but by your own best intentions.

You have the power to choose the direction of your focus. You have the ability to find the good in each moment, in every occurrence, and move forward with it.

See the opportunities for gratitude, forgiveness, determination, and positive action. Experience the depth of your strength while using that strength to lift your life to a higher level.

— Ralph Marston

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