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If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
-- Norman Vincent Peale


Friday, March 5, 2021

Lift up the lives around you

If you always dominate the conversation, you’ll be invited into fewer and fewer conversations. If you always cheat at the game, very soon no one will want to play with you.

It is in your own interest to restrain your own interest. Because your own well being is interwoven with the well being of others.

Your most rewarding goal is not to always win at any cost. Your most rewarding goal is to develop and maintain a world where as many people as possible can win.

That doesn’t mean denying or opposing your own self interest. It means understanding your self interest from a broad perspective.

Success is not an isolated phenomenon. Though success is built through individual effort, the greatest successes are those that encompass and benefit the most individuals.

Seek always to succeed in ways that inspire and enable many others to succeed. Lift up the lives around you, for that is the most dependable and fulfilling way to lift your own life as well.

— Ralph Marston

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