virgin islands scene

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
-- African Proverb


Thursday, September 23, 2021

Steps on the journey

You have problems and you have options. Such is the dilemma and the opportunity of life.

You will never be free of problems, nor will you ever be devoid of options. As a result, there is always something you must do and always something you can do.

When you think about it, that’s not such a bad deal. In fact, it’s really a pretty great deal.

It’s easy to become despondent about the problems or unrealistic about the positive possibilities. Yet the push and pull between the two extremes can help you to stay balanced and effective.

Your problems serve to forge and to clarify your purpose. Your options enable you to express that purpose in countless and valuable ways.

In between your problems and your options you’ll find plenty of fertile ground upon which to move forward. No matter how hard it gets or how easy it seems, there’s a next step on your beautiful journey, ready for you to take.

— Ralph Marston

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