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Life is a matter of luck, and the odds in favor of success are in no way enhanced by extreme caution.
-- Erich Topp


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Go with what unfolds

You cannot arrange a perfect experience in advance. What you can do is embrace whatever experience comes, and make the very best of it.

Take reasonable precautions, make detailed plans if you wish. But don’t avoid life’s genuine experiences just because you’re unable to perfect them in advance.

Much of the value of any experience is contained in what you didn’t expect. If you’re reluctant to be surprised, afraid to be challenged, you’ll miss out on that value.

Sure, you have your preferences and expectations. But don’t let your obsession with them limit the quality of your experience.

Go with what unfolds. Invest yourself in the unique beauty of each moment as it comes.

Treasure the unplanned, the unexpected, those surprises that paint the world in a shade you’ve never seen before. They are prominent among the experiences that add real richness to your life.

— Ralph Marston

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