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Fortune sides with him who dares.
-- Virgil


Tuesday, July 25, 2023

With courage

In the day ahead you’re likely to encounter problems, dilemmas, challenges of various kinds. You can either complain about them or you can work your way through them.

If you seek to avoid all difficulties you won’t succeed in doing so. And in the process you’ll miss out on some of life’s most enriching experiences.

That doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to invite trouble. What it means, and what is enormously helpful, is to face each day with courage.

Courage comes from accepting that there will be difficulties, there will be unknowns, and living your life anyway. Courage grows when you’re following a purpose that’s sufficiently compelling to make the pain and trouble well worth the trouble.

To get up and get going each morning is not the easiest thing. Yet it is certainly preferable to the alternatives.

With courage you can make the choice to move forward through life with its inevitable pitfalls. With courage, you create the value and fulfillment you are meant to create.

— Ralph Marston

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