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I never knew a man escape failures, in either mind or body, who worked seven days in a week.
-- Sir Robert Peel
 

 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

How things could be going

When things go wrong, there’s no hard and fast rule that says you have to be dismayed. It’s just as possible, and a whole lot more useful, to be inspired.

You might often adopt an attitude based on what has recently happened. But that doesn’t have to be what drives your attitude and your outlook.

What if instead of being fixated on how things have been going, you direct your focus elsewhere? What if you look instead at how things could be going?

Even on a bad day you still have lots of good possibilities. And when you’re having a bad day that can be a great time to act on some of your most positive possibilities.

Are you dissatisfied and disappointed with the way things are? That enables you to envision precisely what would make life better.

Embrace that vision, feel its positive power. And let it push you, with an optimistic frame of mind, into effective and beneficial action.

— Ralph Marston

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