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God gave burdens, also shoulders.
-- Yiddish Proverb


Tuesday, December 29, 1998

Shape the future

Every disappointment you’ve ever had is now behind you. The road ahead is yours to define, yours to shape, yours to make into whatever you want it to be.

Stretching out from this moment is an infinite array of possibilities. If you’re not satisfied with the way things have been going up to this point, there are plenty of other options available to you. If you’re disappointed with your progress, that’s very useful because it signals the need for a change.

Refuse to let your past overwhelm your future. Every day is a bright new opportunity. The need to continue with your past mistakes exists only in your imagination. In reality, you have just as much potential for success as the most successful person you know. And you have the benefit of your own unique perspective.

Right now, as this moment happens, a new you is coming to life. This new you is positive by choice, disciplined, passionate, focused, and capable of achieving anything which can be imagined. The old you has vanished into memory along with the rest of the past. The new you can take you anywhere you want to go. Right now, the future is yours to shape. Do it with care. Do it with joy. Do it with passion. And it will be great.

— Ralph Marston

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