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If you can dream it, you can do it.
-- Walt Disney


Tuesday, February 2, 1999

Calm and confident

You cannot extend a deadline by worrying and fretting over it. You cannot make a difficult decision by agonizing over it. You cannot get anything productive accomplished with anxiety.

Calm down. Relax. There’s a job to be done and you might as well be your best. Your efforts are largely wasted when they’re undertaken with stress and apprehension.

Stop fighting against your circumstances. Stop worrying about the unfairness of it all. Success and fulfillment are not beholden to circumstance or luck. You attitude and your actions are what make the difference. And they can be whatever you choose.

There are plenty of excuses to be stressed out, but there’s no good reason to be. Stress and anxiety only serve to hold you back that much more.

Relax. Take a deep breath. Be calm, be happy and let yourself move forward with confidence. Your efforts will flow freely and effectively when you stop attempting to force them.

— Ralph Marston

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