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  • Ladychipper
    19,296 Posts
    Fri, Sep 27 2019 8:17 AM

    Friday, September 27, 2019

    Amid the imperfections

    Expect the best, but don’t wallow in discouragement when events don’t unfold as you expected. Push toward perfection, but don’t let yourself be immobilized by imperfect results.

    The fact is, difficult, unexpected, disappointing things will happen. Even with the best plans, the most diligent preparation, reality will often fall short of expectations.

    When your efforts earn favorable results, let that inspire you to do even more. And when your results don’t meet your expectations, let that inspire you just as much.

    Being disappointed is useful in the short term, but make sure it doesn’t morph into long-term discouragement. As soon as you feel disappointment, use that as a cue to begin a new, positive push forward.

    Do all you can do, and then accept the reality of all that happens. Exercise diligent control over the things you can control, and refuse to be frustrated or demoralized by all the rest.

    Life is not going to perfectly align with the way you envision it to be, but that’s okay. Because you can always do your best, always make things better, and continue to live very well amid all the imperfections.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,296 Posts
    Sat, Sep 28 2019 9:35 AM

    Saturday, September 28, 2019

    State of the world

    When you see things as better than they really are, you’re more likely to let up on your efforts. When you perceive things as worse then they are, you’re more likely to give up on your efforts.

    The situation is rarely as bad as it seems, or as good as it seems. Even more significantly, the situation will change.

    Whether you feel on top of the world, or crushed underneath all its pressure, or somewhere in between, your best choice is the same. Keep up your good, effective efforts.

    Discouragement in the difficult times and complacency in the good times can rob you of your best possibilities. Decide not to indulge in either one.

    Instead, do the very best work you can do, with what you have, in the situation you’re in. Let go of your need to continually judge the state of the world, and put your energy into improving it.

    Things are as they are, and things will change. Do your part to make those changes as good and beneficial for as many people as possible.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,296 Posts
    Mon, Sep 30 2019 8:20 AM

    Monday, September 30, 2019

    Now is good

    You can’t ever make the world perfect. You can always make the world better.

    Don’t allow the troubles and imperfections to drag you toward anxiety. Let them fill you with inspiration and positive determination.

    Decide to fully live and enjoy each moment as it is. Choose to be thankful, and you’ll find much to be thankful for.

    Whenever anything goes awry, don’t see it as a personal assault. See it instead as an empowering challenge, an opportunity for you to make a difference.

    Every day, you are blessed with the experience of life. In each hour, in each minute, in every situation, you can live life well.

    Now is when you grow stronger, more experienced, more fully alive. In countless ways, now is good, and now you can make it better.


    — Ralph Marston

  • TopShelf2010
    9,744 Posts
    Mon, Sep 30 2019 10:07 AM

    Don’t allow the troubles and imperfections to drag you toward anxiety

    This is going to become my standard reply to so many of the threads here in the Forums.


    Thanks Marion

    Have a glorious day



  • Ladychipper
    19,296 Posts
    Mon, Sep 30 2019 11:09 AM

    My pleasure Don!  Happy to be of assistance.


    Marion :-)

  • pmm711
    4,338 Posts
    Mon, Sep 30 2019 9:47 PM

    Now is good

    These are the 3 words I love to hear most from the Mrs.

  • Ladychipper
    19,296 Posts
    Tue, Oct 1 2019 8:10 AM


    Now is good

    These are the 3 words I love to hear most from the Mrs.

    Amen Bro!  :-)



  • Ladychipper
    19,296 Posts
    Tue, Oct 1 2019 8:12 AM

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Let resistance fall away

    Much of what makes anything difficult is your resistance to it. That’s a difficulty you can quickly eliminate whenever you choose.

    There’s nothing inherently difficult about getting up at five in the morning to work out. Once you drop the resistance to it, once you’re fully committed, it becomes a pleasure rather than a difficulty.

    The resistance is real, powerful. Yet you have control over it.

    If you know you must, if you know it’s best, then drop your resistance and get it done. When you are fearful, frustrated, annoyed, apathetic, those are things you can change.

    Rather than permitting your resistance to make excuses, engage your chosen, focused efforts to make progress. Give your intentions precedence over your resistance.

    Choose not to fight against your own possibilities, capabilities, and ambitions. Let your resistance fall away, and let your own dynamic life take its place.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,296 Posts
    Wed, Oct 2 2019 8:35 AM

    Wednesday, October 2, 2019

    Improving your outcome

    When your efforts are not producing desired results, that’s not a reason to stop. It’s a reason to adjust, and to keep going.

    Quitting doesn’t improve your outcome. Perseverance is what will create the outcome you desire.

    When you’re disappointed with the way things have unfolded, that’s no reason to run away and hide. It’s a reason to get more involved in making the future brighter than the past.

    Don’t become immobilized by regrettable results. Instead, make good use of what you learn from them and the way you feel about them.

    Based on the new experience you’ve gained, re-orient your efforts to be more effective. Tap into the energy of your disappointment and point it in a positive direction.

    See the undesirable outcome for what it is, the first step toward your desired outcome. Then move forward and do the rest of the work to take you exactly where you want to be.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,296 Posts
    Thu, Oct 3 2019 12:03 PM

    Thursday, October 3, 2019


    If you had all the time in the world, you wouldn’t ever get anything done. Because you could always, always, do it later.

    If you had all the money in the world, whatever you bought would mean nothing to you. Because you could always buy more.

    The reason you’re able to value your time is because it is limited. The reason money has value is because there is not an unlimited supply of it.

    Limits can feel oppressive and burdensome. Yet those same limits are what make things precious and valuable.

    Limits provide a structure within which you can work to flourish. It is by making your way through a world with limits that you create and experience fulfillment.

    See life’s limits for the opportunities they are. Seize those opportunities with joy, with enthusiasm, and make them into real life value.


    — Ralph Marston