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Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
-- Winston Churchill
 

 

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Improve the future

The future does not equal the past. That’s because the present is a dynamic, open-ended realm where many unexpected things can happen, and do.

You can make relatively accurate guesses about what will happen, but it’s impossible to know everything for sure. Within that truth there exist countless opportunities, and pitfalls as well.

You cannot know for sure how things will be, yet you can exercise control over how you will be. In that way you are able to make your future less uncertain.

You don’t know exactly how much rain or wind or cold will arrive over the next few months. Yet you can work to keep your house maintained and ensure adequate shelter from whatever the weather may be.

It’s difficult to know what the economic and political landscape will look like a couple of years from now. Even so, there are plenty of things you can do to strengthen your own finances and your own community.

Though you cannot precisely predict the future, there are plenty of actions you can take to improve the future. Today, and every day, you have the opportunity to do so.

— Ralph Marston

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