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Every man without passion has within him no principle of action, nor motive of act.
-- Claude Adrien Helvetius


Wednesday, May 6, 1998

One thing

Try this. Every time you encounter someone new, make it a point to find at least one thing positive about them. Each time you hear a news item, find at least one thing positive about it. When some new situation comes up -- at work, at home, in your community, with your family -- look for at least one positive aspect.

Living positively means actively seeking out the positive elements in everything you encounter. Sure, it’s easy to be upbeat when everything is going your way. Anyone can do that. It is far more important, however, to take a positive approach in circumstances that most people would view as negative.

Winners are not positive because they’re lucky. Winners have good luck because they are focused on the positive. There is a positive way to respond, even in the most dire situations. Look for the good. Look for the positive. It is always there.

— Ralph Marston

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