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Mon, Dec 6 2021 8:45 AM (1,331 replies)
  • Ladychipper
    20,501 Posts
    Mon, Oct 4 2021 8:30 AM

    Monday, October 4, 2021

    Failing forward

    Not only is failure a possibility, it’s a certainty. If you’re working on anything that’s the least bit ambitious, at some point you will fail.

    Failure gives you the chance to prove how much you want to succeed. Failure gives you the opportunity to grow.

    Take that opportunity and run with it. Pick yourself up and push forward, because success is now within sight.

    Failure doesn’t mean you’ve lost. It means you’re pursuing something useful and valuable.

    Be thankful for failure and what it means. Take the inspiration it gives you and carry it all the way to success.

    Learn, grow, adapt, improve, and become more determined with each failure. As you fail you’re creating achievement, so keep going until that achievement is yours.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,501 Posts
    Tue, Oct 5 2021 9:11 AM

    Tuesday, October 5, 2021

    Having enough

    Don’t be complacent but do be content. Don’t stop making a difference but do let go of the need to constantly strive for more.

    Achievement is good, but it’s not what makes you good. Before you ever formulated your first goal, you had unique value.

    Your efforts enable you to express, expand, and offer that value to others. Those efforts are more effective when they come from a place of contentment and confidence rather than from need and anxiety.

    Though there’s more you will do, you can allow what you’ve done to be enough. Experience the deep, abiding peacefulness of allowing what you have and who you are to be enough.

    From that place of peace you can generate much new value in your own life and in the lives of others. And you can do it without being burdened by the need to prove anything.

    Give yourself the richness of having enough. Be your best by not needing to be anything more than you already are.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,501 Posts
    Wed, Oct 6 2021 12:01 PM

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    Notice more

    Notice more than you have noticed before. Find great joy and enlightenment in your awareness.

    In old and familiar places, see new aspects, fresh details. In new and unexplored territory, compare and contrast what you observe to places you have been before.

    No matter what you’ve already experienced, you can always spot something that will activate your curiosity. Wherever you go, you have the opportunity to more deeply understand the existence of which you’re a crucial part.

    Look at what is there and contemplate what you see. Let life be an continuous source of inspiration and fascination.

    Set yourself free from the same old stories that keep playing and playing in your mind. Discover the new and illuminating realities unfolding around you in every moment.

    Notice more, embrace what you see, make it a part of your wisdom and experience. Recognize and celebrate the endless richness in which you have the great fortune of being immersed.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,501 Posts
    Thu, Oct 7 2021 8:49 AM

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    Changing your mind

    Give yourself permission to change your mind. Respectfully extend that courtesy to others as well.

    It’s good, valuable, important for you to be consistent in your thinking. Yet it’s not helpful to be stubborn just for the sake of being stubborn.

    Admitting that you were mistaken is rarely an easy thing to do. However, it’s a whole lot better than doubling down on what you know is not true.

    Conditions change, priorities change, new information becomes available, time and experience provide fresh insight. What made perfect sense in the past could become the wrong choice in the present.

    You’re not locked into what you once thought just because you thought it, or said it, or did it. When circumstances warrant, you have the option to change your mind.

    Go with what’s most accurate and beneficial. If that means changing your mind, have the courage and the honesty to do so.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,501 Posts
    Fri, Oct 8 2021 8:58 AM

    Friday, October 8, 2021

    Count yourself in

    Make life happen. Bring meaning to the moment.

    Fill the day with richness. Instill joy wherever you are.

    Don’t just watch, wonder, speculate and criticize from afar. Jump all the way in and participate.

    Add your voice to the songs that arise. Make your efforts essential to the experiences that unfold.

    You deserve to play your part and it’s your responsibility to do so. Life yearns for what you can give just as keenly as you yearn to give it.

    Life is now, life is full, and life is worth every bit of your involvement. Count yourself in and make yourself count.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Jeremy09004
    2 Posts
    Sat, Oct 9 2021 11:30 AM

    Great words. 

    After years of tears and hissy fits, winning , throwing away prizes by going ob on the 18th, fighting with my old man etc etc

    I learnt one thing - don’t take it or yourself as a golfer too seriously , it’s the only way to truly enjoy it.
    Enjoy the walk, the scenery, the chat and those perfect moments of symmetry where you connect beautifully with a drive, watch the lovely draw in the knowledge it’s gonna run for fcukin miles on the links track.

    If Jordan Speith, McElroy & Sergio can’t figure this  out, there ain’t much hope for the rest of us!

    Sharing some great sources for golf:

    https://inspiremetoday.com/blog/golf-metaphor-life/

    https://www.golfdigest.com/story/5-mental-health-benefits-you-get-from-golf

    https://golfauthority.org/best-golf-rangefinder-under-100/

  • Ladychipper
    20,501 Posts
    Sat, Oct 9 2021 11:38 AM

    Saturday, October 9, 2021

    Leave outrage behind

    Your anger and outrage are well justified. And that’s precisely why you must let them go.

    Anger and outrage will call your attention to meaningful problems. But they will not solve those problems.

    You won’t make any progress by focusing solely on what you’re opposed to. You make progress by envisioning and working toward what is valuable and desirable.

    Go beyond the anger, go beyond the outrage. Go to work and create a more compelling and favorable alternative.

    Don’t get sucked into endlessly fighting what you oppose. Instead, get busy making it irrelevant.

    Take the energy of your anger and point it in a positive direction. Leave the outrage behind so decisively and successfully that it cannot happen again.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,501 Posts
    Mon, Oct 11 2021 8:01 AM

    Monday, October 11, 2021

    Unexpected

    Relax into the challenge. Find comfort in the unexpected.

    Discover for yourself how life can be so much more than what you assume it will be. Understand the deeper perfection in an imperfect world.

    Let the wind sting your face and the sun warm your skin, both at the same time. Find serenity in the noise and astonishment in the ordinary.

    Experience the similarities of fire and ice. Realize how satisfying a question can be when no clear answer is possible.

    Improve your resilience by upsetting your balance. Deepen your wisdom by recognizing what you do not know.

    Don’t expect life to work the way you expect life to work. Live the wonder as it goes far beyond anything you could ever imagine.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,501 Posts
    Mon, Oct 11 2021 8:03 AM

    Hi Jeremy, 

    There is always hope for all of us. 

    Thanks for stopping by and your input!

     

  • Ladychipper
    20,501 Posts
    Tue, Oct 12 2021 8:16 AM

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

    Turning point

    What will help you to think more clearly? What will prompt you to care more deeply?

    What will get you to stop procrastinating and take action? What will clarify your highest priorities?

    What important things must you lose before you fully appreciate all you have? What might force you out of the rut you’ve been in?

    Various events can push you in a thousand different directions. What are you doing, what purpose are you following, to push yourself?

    There’s always a turning point coming in your life. How can you conduct yourself right now so the next turning point will be a positive one?

    Before long, circumstances will push you or prompt you to push yourself. Think about and prepare for the direction in which you prefer it to be.

     

    — Ralph Marston

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