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There is good in everything, if only we look for it.
-- Laura Ingalls Wilder
 

 

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Steps to achievement

What would you attempt if you could be sure there would be no problems? What worthwhile efforts do you avoid because you’re afraid of the problems that might arise?

It’s reasonable and prudent to anticipate that there will be problems. But just because problems are inevitable is no reason to avoid taking action or living your best life.

When you avoid the possibility of problems you also avoid opportunities to get things done. A more fruitful strategy is to accept the possibility of problems and then commit yourself to quickly dealing with whatever occurs.

See the potential problems not as burdens but as steps along the path to achievement. They provide you with meaningful work to do, with value to create in reaching your goal.

Yes, there will be problems, but those problems don’t have to scare you or drain you or stop you. It is by working through the problems that you achieve useful and desirable results.

See each problem as one more situation that’s well within your ability to handle. And no problem will ever be a problem for long.

— Ralph Marston

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