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Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
-- Frederick Wilcox


Saturday, March 5, 2022

Embrace the difficulty

You won’t make the problem any less problematic by hiding from it. Embrace the difficulty and you begin to give yourself a measure of control over it.

Exercise your courage and improve your effectiveness at the same time. Admit the shortcomings, limitations, mistakes, and disappointments, then do something about them.

You’re not going to fool anybody by pretending there’s not a problem. What you can do is impress everyone, including yourself, by meeting the problem head-on.

Look at the situation with clarity and with the highest expectations. Throw in a little humor and good cheer.

Ask yourself, what would turn a negative into a positive? From what areas within this challenge, with what specific actions, can you extract opportunity and value?

Look honestly and bravely at the problem and what you’ll see is a chance to add new richness to life. Feel your courage take hold as you embrace the difficulty and transform it into something good.

— Ralph Marston

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