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Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
-- William Butler Yeats


Tuesday, November 30, 1999

Positive possibilities

There are so many wonderful things to be done, and so many problems and distractions holding us back. By default, in the absence of any other choice, we tend to focus on the problems. They have a way of asserting themselves even without our participation.

Yet the positive possibilities and opportunities can be just as compelling, when we choose to make them so. Everything that’s ever been achieved has been undertaken in spite of the obstacles, in spite of the problems, in spite of the numerous distractions.

For every difficult problem you face there is a positive possibility that is even stronger. Make it your mission to find those possibilities and realize them. Life is a process of moving forward. With all your glorious capabilities, you were not meant to be held back.

Make the choice to move ahead. No matter what your past may have been like, no matter what your present circumstances may be, you have a real and fertile seed of greatness in you. Make the choice each moment, each day, to nurture your possibilities into being.

— Ralph Marston

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