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Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought to be to set off that spark in one another.
-- Kenny Ausubel


Wednesday, July 6, 2022

In control

You are in control of you, and there’s much you can do with that. You are in control of you, and that can lead to great adventure.

The choices of others often affect your life, but you have little to no influence over those choices. What you can control are your own choices, and that’s not a trivial thing.

Your choices exert an immediate, significant, and lasting impact on your life. Keep yourself ever mindful of that potential, and make good use of it.

Sure, pay attention to what everyone else is doing and to how their actions will impact your world. Pay much more attention to what you are doing and all that you’re able to do.

Ask yourself which of your choices have improved life and which ones have not. Adjust accordingly going forward.

Direct your time, energy, and resources where they will be most beneficial. With love and care and the highest of expectations, exercise the control you have over your choices.

— Ralph Marston

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