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  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Tue, Aug 18 2020 9:14 AM

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020

    Go with truth

    Abandon proven values in order to get a result and that result will be devoid of value. Compromise integrity to gain an advantage and that advantage cannot be maintained.

    The fruit of honest effort holds its value, perpetuates itself and expands, as long as honest effort continues. Deception, on the other hand, consumes itself until there is nothing left to consume.

    What happens when someone seeks to win no matter the cost? The cost will matter much more than the win.

    In truth is great strength. That’s why so many people are so afraid of it.

    And that’s why your best strategy, your highest hope, is to align with truth. Seek out truth, keep it alive, hold it dear, live by it.

    You know what is true, what is not, what makes sense, what is nonsense. For the sake of your life, for the sake of all life, go with the truth you know.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Wed, Aug 19 2020 11:03 AM

    Wednesday, August 19, 2020

    Power of change

    Time presses forward. As it does, people change, conditions change, the world changes, constantly.

    Life can never again be exactly the way it was before. What it can be, however, is better.

    That won’t happen automatically. Indeed, it can require much discipline, massive effort, innovation and creativity.

    Yet the fact is, there are ways to forge any new situation into a more fulfilling and life-affirming outcome. Just as surely as the world changes, you can change for the better.

    Instead of longing for a past that is forever gone, work to create a desirable, beneficial future. Harness the power of change and point it in a worthwhile, positive direction.

    Change is inevitable, and you can make good use of it. Improve upon the dynamic experience of life with each passing day.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Thu, Aug 20 2020 8:20 AM

    Thursday, August 20, 2020

    Make more options

    When all your options have been exhausted, make more options. There’s always something else you can do to keep going.

    When the obvious solutions have failed, get more creative. You owe it to yourself, to the situation, to life, to find a way to make it work.

    If what has always worked no longer works, experiment, adjust, adapt, learn. Get yourself curious enough and persistent enough to figure out what will get the job done.

    A single attempt is merely an attempt, not a result. To solve the problem, to reach the goal, continue your efforts until they result in the success you seek.

    You never have to give up. You always have the option to give more.

    Exercise that option, with faith in your abilities and the determination to put those abilities to full use. Make more options, keep going, and make it happen.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Fri, Aug 21 2020 11:39 AM

    Friday, August 21, 2020

    If not now, when?

    If not now, when? If not here, where?

    Do you really think things are going to get better without you taking any action? Will your progress really be enhanced by putting off your efforts until later?

    Sure, there are problems and challenges. But, compared to when, compared to what, compared to who?

    There are always problems and challenges, for everyone. Avoiding them is not going to make them magically disappear.

    Now is the moment you have and now is your moment to act. The world is the way it is and this is your place to start.

    Reach deep within yourself and get good and connected with the life you are meant to live. Now, get going and make it happen.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Sat, Aug 22 2020 10:23 AM

    Saturday, August 22, 2020

    Break the pattern

    If life has been disappointing you, break the pattern. If you’ve been disappointing yourself, break the pattern.

    That doesn’t mean throwing everything away and starting over. It’s a matter of forcing yourself to adopt a new perspective.

    It means connecting with the living energy that makes you who you are. It means launching yourself on a mission that excites you and compels you into action.

    Visualize yourself as feeling sluggish and bored on a sweltering day. Imagine the refreshing change you’d immediately achieve by jumping into a pool of clear, cool water.

    What could you do right now, mentally, physically, spiritually, to create a change like that? What would send a burst of fresh, positive energy coursing through your entire being?

    Open yourself to the possibilities of breaking any negative or unproductive pattern you may be in. Jump quickly into a higher, more satisfying level of living.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Mon, Aug 24 2020 11:18 AM

    Monday, August 24, 2020

    Live with excellence

    What are you doing to add more excellence to your life? What are you doing to create new excellence in the world?

    You spend a lot of time, energy, and resources on protecting and maintaining your life and your lifestyle. Make sure you’re putting it all to good use.

    You have what it takes to create excellence right now, and every day. This is your time to transform that opportunity into reality, into value, into excellence.

    What exactly would that excellence be? It’s whatever you sincerely choose it to be, whatever goodness you want to give to life.

    Yes, the world is greatly troubled, and that makes excellence a challenging pursuit. It also makes excellence more necessary than ever.

    Any moment you’re not creating excellence is a moment you can improve upon. Live with excellence, give to life the best you have, and work to make life the best it can be.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Tue, Aug 25 2020 7:14 AM

    Tuesday, August 25, 2020

    More focused than ever

    Things will happen to interrupt your focus. Make it your business to quickly get that focus back.

    It’s easy to blame the distractions for being distracted. It’s much better to let each one go, and to get right back on track.

    Don’t be resentful of the interruptions, because that just gives them more power. Stay committed to your intention, to your focus, and let the interruptions burn themselves out.

    Don’t be dependent on insulating yourself from life’s commotion and confusion. Instead, seek to make your focus stronger and more compelling than anything that might break it.

    The interruptions will find you, but you don’t have to let them divert you. Your attention is yours to control and assign, so exercise that control.

    You don’t have to let those interruptions and distractions become excuses. Transform them into reasons to be more focused, more intentional, more effective than ever before.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Wed, Aug 26 2020 11:57 AM

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020

    Act on your possibilities

    Many more possibilities exist than you can bring to fruition. That’s why clear purpose and resolute intention are so important.

    You can easily become mesmerized by all the possibilities. In fact, you can be so obsessed with uncovering those many possibilities that you fail to act on any of them.

    Possibilities enable life to move forward. Be careful, though, not to let them overwhelm you or paralyze you into inaction.

    The whole reason possibilities have value is because you can act on them. So what are you doing today to act on your possibilities, to use your capabilities?

    Be clear with yourself about where you want to go, what you want to do, the life you wish to live. Then select the specific possibilities that will take you there.

    Don’t let your best possibilities go to waste because you’re not sure what to do with them. Instead, live to transform possibilities into meaningful experience, into achievement, into value and fulfillment.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Thu, Aug 27 2020 9:10 AM

    Thursday, August 27, 2020

    A little something new

    If you feel like you need a change, that’s because you do. Give yourself one.

    Do something different, observe something you’ve never paid attention to before. Look at the world from a point of view you haven’t previously considered.

    Some habits are helpful, but others just keep you stuck in a rut. Being comfortable is nice, but being addicted to your comfort will sap the energy out of you.

    Give your life a little novelty. Inject some fresh energy into your spirit, into your imagination, into your experience.

    You don’t have to trek to the other side of the world or turn your back on all you know. Just add a little something different that challenges you to see life with renewed appreciation.

    You’ve gotten where you are because of all the times you were willing to make a change. Keep that healthy, invigorating behavior going and inspire your life with a little something new.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Fri, Aug 28 2020 11:19 AM

    Friday, August 28, 2020

    Transform frustration

    Step back from your frustration and take a deep breath. Now is not the time to say or to do something you’ll regret.

    Feel the power of your frustration and consider this. You can transform that power into disciplined, intentional, effective action.

    When your frustration is begging you to do something right now, give yourself a little time to cool down. A measured response will put you in a much better position than an instant reaction.

    Lashing out in frustration is likely to cause even more frustration and additional setbacks. Remind yourself there’s a better way.

    Seek to do more than merely prove how frustrated you are. Channel that frustration into sustained positive efforts, into beneficial results.

    Frustration is an unpleasant feeling, but it doesn’t have to lead to unpleasant results. Recognize the power in your frustration, and use that power to make real, lasting progress.

     

    — Ralph Marston

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