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This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him.
-- William Lyon Phelps
 

 

Friday, July 20, 2018

Carry on

You don’t have to let small annoyances grow into big anxieties. You don’t have to let small setbacks grow into a larger narrative of failure.

What just happened or failed to happen does not have to burden you going forward. Instead of allowing disruptions to stop you, let them give you fresh energy for taking action.

The world will throw obstacles and surprises in your path. Go ahead and live your intentions anyway.

When life hits you hard, carry on. When you encounter injustice, unfairness, resistance, weariness, carry on.

That is the best way forward because that is your own chosen way forward. It’s difficult at the time but in retrospect it is by far the easiest choice.

This day is too beautiful, too full of possibility to let it be ruined by what you can’t control or by your past mistakes. Focus not on what has gone wrong, but on what can now go right, and on what you must do to make it so.

— Ralph Marston

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