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To fill the hour -- that is happiness.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

 

Thursday, December 22, 2022

A little flexibility

Sure, it’s nice to get your way. But it’s not an absolute necessity.

You have specific preferences, and that’s great. But it’s not so great when those preferences put a severe limit on what you can experience or accomplish.

Your interest is not well served by insisting on everything going exactly the way you want it to go. A little give and take can add a lot of value to your life.

The situation you find yourself in is not always going to be ideal. But rather than fighting against its very existence, you can put your energy into working to improve it.

Events are not always going to unfold the way you want. Yet instead of being offended by that reality, you can choose to be motivated and positively energized by it.

Though you never have to compromise your deepest values, you can often benefit by compromising on your preferences and expectations. In a constantly changing world filled with all sorts of unique individuals, a little flexibility goes a long way.

— Ralph Marston

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