Pay Attention

Pay attention
+++++++++++++++++++

Pay attention, and attention pays you back in great abundance. Be willing to see clearly what is going on around you, and act on what you see.

Even the most obvious truths can be easy to ignore when they first become evident. But ignoring the truth does not make it go away.

When you sense an opportunity, pay attention. When you feel something isn’t right, do the work to pay close attention.

What starts as a frivolous trend can soon become an unstoppable force. What first appears as a minor annoyance can morph into an overwhelming burden.

Pay attention, and notice new developments while you still have the power to create maximum benefit with them, or subdue them, or at least get out of their way. Pay attention today, or tomorrow you will desperately wish you had.

Blissful ignorance can feel good for a moment, but it’s a tragically insufficient long-term strategy. Pay attention, and gain the wherewithal to thrive as present realities give birth to their consequences in the future.

— Ralph Marston

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Crazy Enough

Be crazy enough
+++++++++++++++++++

Be crazy enough to live with joy. Be foolish enough to care.

Be curious enough to make mistakes. Be humble enough to learn.

Be grateful enough to appreciate it all. Be passionate enough to promote and expand the best that can be.

Be brave enough to say what’s true. Be strong enough to really be you.

Be serious enough to pull your weight. Be cheerful enough to laugh all along the way.

Be honest enough that you’re constantly trusted. Be hopeful enough to keep going and going, no matter what may appear on your path.

— Ralph Marston

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Accepting difficulties

Accepting difficulties
+++++++++++++++++++

By avoiding difficulties you prolong them and expand them into greater difficulties. It is by accepting difficulties that you are able to transcend them.

What difficult task are you hiding from, or putting off, or pretending is not necessary? What difficult conversation are you steering clear of, afraid to initiate?

Those difficulties have the power to change your life for the better, if you will deal with them. Or they will eventually and surely overwhelm you when you continue to run away from them.

Much of what makes any difficulty so difficult is your reluctance to confront it. Do you understand how much power that fact gives you?

What is easy is never very worthwhile, and what is difficult always results in some kind of real value. Anyone who promises something for nothing is not only lying but is disrespecting you in the worst possible way.

Do the difficult work, face up to the difficult interactions, and emerge with new value, new goodness. Your life, your potential, and your world are all worthy and deserving of the best you can give.

— Ralph Marston

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Always Achieving

Always achieving
+++++++++++++++++++

It’s good to have done, but not enough. Do more, add to it, continue the momentum.

Don’t let a single success be the end of success. Let it set the stage for even more.

Find inspiration in where you’ve been, in what you’ve accomplished. Then act on that inspiration.

Extend the fulfillment to a new day, a new setting, a new realm. Achievement is a skill that’s too valuable to go to waste.

Put that skill and all your experience to work right now. Fall in love again with the possibilities, and give your energy to what you love.

Let life find you at your best, in your highest state of fulfillment. Let life find you always achieving.

— Ralph Marston

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment