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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
-- Rumi


Saturday, July 4, 1998

Action and circumstance

You determine your actions, and your actions determine you. No matter where you are or what activity you’re involved in, no matter how limited or restricted your situation may be, you can fully determine how you will act within that situation.

No circumstance can hold you back when your actions are focused on reaching your goals. Wherever you may be right now, there is a path that will lead you to where you want to be. At first, it may be difficult to see. Yet once you commit to following that path, the way becomes more clear every day.

The actions you take determine the quality of your life. Certainly, many outside factors have an influence on you. Whether their influence is positive or negative, is completely up to you. The energy of life comes to you. You must decide what to do with it, and make the effort to use it.

You will never be able to completely control your circumstances. Yet by your actions, you can always create precisely the life you want from whatever you have to work with.

— Ralph Marston

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