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I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes
 

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

How are you feeling?

When you don’t feel like being kind, that’s the time for kindness. When you don’t feel like working, that’s when work can do you the most good.

Magic occurs when you go ahead and do what you don’t feel like doing. Because when you start to act, the feeling changes.

You realize that your feelings reflect you and inform you but they don’t always have to control you. You are free to achieve, to connect, to care, to persist, whether you feel like it or not.

Yes, of course your feelings matter and they’re certainly not to be ignored. But neither is their purpose to be blindly obeyed.

How are you feeling? It makes a difference, but so do many other factors.

Seek to get the best that’s possible with your feelings, from your feelings. But don’t let them take the best out of you.

— Ralph Marston

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