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Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
-- Demosthenes


Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Action, not worry

There are plenty of issues to be concerned about in today’s world. And though concern is admirable, concern alone doesn’t accomplish much.

For each topic that worries you, ask yourself something. What exactly can you do about it?

If you’re able to come up with an answer, that’s great. Instead of unproductive worrying, you can apply your energy in a beneficial direction.

If you determine there’s nothing you can do, that’s also a good thing to know. Because you can then direct your time, your thoughts, and your actions into other places where you can make a difference.

You accomplish nothing by fretting over situations that are completely beyond your control. And what’s worse, it can lead you into a spiral of frustration, helplessness, anger and despair.

Instead, identify what you actually can do, and devote yourself to doing it. That’s a whole lot better for your world, and for you as well.

— Ralph Marston

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