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Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
-- Benjamin Disraeli


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Turn it around

You can’t avoid all the disappointments. You can avoid amplifying them.

You’re going to experience your share of setbacks. Yet you don’t have to turn those one-time setbacks into long-term trends.

Just because you find yourself headed in a negative direction doesn’t mean you must keep going that direction. Make the choice, do the work, bring forth the commitment to turn it around.

On a road map you can draw a straight line from where you are to where you want to be, but that’s not how you get there. You must travel across the terrain of reality, and that path includes many twists and turns.

Similarly, in moving your life forward you’ll occasionally stray from the path you’ve chosen. When that happens, make adjustments as quickly as possible to get back on track.

A brief detour will slow you down but doesn’t have to stop you. Because you have the will and the ability to turn it around.

— Ralph Marston

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