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God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.
-- Isak Dinesen


Monday, August 1, 2022

What reality demands

You cannot change reality by refusing to acknowledge it or by pushing others to deny it. All that accomplishes is to put you at a disadvantage.

Just because a particular truth is painful does not make it any less true. Rather than hiding from it, get it out in the open where you can begin to deal with it.

Accept the truth, accept the reality, especially when you don’t like it. That puts you in the best position to do something about it.

Put yourself on the side of truth, even when that truth is difficult for you. Operate in the realm of reality, where you can be effective, rather than in the realm of wishful thinking.

Look clearly and courageously at what is real, at what is true. Then with effort, with commitment, with discipline, you can improve upon it.

The real world is a difficult and demanding place to be. Acknowledge and face those difficulties, for that positions you to successfully deal with what reality demands.

— Ralph Marston

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