Only NOW!

Only now
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Imagine there is only now. Regrets have no meaning and worries simply do not exist.

Your awareness is filled with peaceful power. You are free to focus solely on the good actions you can now take.

Your thoughts are clear, deliberate, unhurried. You feel completely in control of your life and feelings.

In every direction you look, beauty and positive possibilities appear. You act without hesitation or doubt, confident in your ability to make a difference.

You are taught and strengthened by your mistakes rather than imprisoned by them. You are inspired by the disappointments instead of being dismayed by them.

Imagine a world where there’s no past to weigh you down and no future to fear. Imagine there is only now, and live the power that’s already yours.

— Ralph Marston

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Imagine

Better than before
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When you expect the best, you have a way of finding it, of creating it. Today, countless possibilities are being born, and plenty of them are just right for you.

Soon, you’ll discover truths you’ve never considered. You’ll journey to places you never knew were there.

As such, it would be foolish to ever give up hope or to relinquish your dreams. More is possible for you now than ever before, and the possibilities continue to grow.

What now seems impossible will eventually become commonplace. The very area where you face the most stubborn obstacles can end up being the source of your greatest triumphs.

Embrace this day and each of its moments as they arrive. Connect with the opportunities to grow, experience, enjoy, appreciate, and to live fully.

Right now is better than before, filled with bright new possibilities. Imagine life at its best, and make it so.

— Ralph Marston

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You can’t get it wrong and you’ll never get it done

Work in progress
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You are a work in progress. And there is no end to the progress you can make.

No matter what level you attain, you can aim even higher. However much you already know, you can learn more.

Today is part of that work in progress. You won’t get it perfect, you won’t get it all done, yet you can make good and productive use of your time.

The grand epiphanies and eureka moments are few and far between. What is always accessible to you, however, is the opportunity for incremental progress.

Small moments spent on worthwhile and meaningful pursuits do add up. And today is provisioned with hundreds of such small moments for you to wisely use.

You are a work in progress. Do the work and make the progress, one steady, purposeful step at a time.

— Ralph Marston

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Confident humility

Confident humility
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Whatever you’re doing, a sense of superiority will make you worse at it. Humility, on the other hand, will make you better.

The moment you think you’ve got it all figured out, your progress stops. Instead, continue to advance and improve by reminding yourself how much more there will always be to discover.

Confidence is positive and empowering, but arrogance is deadly. Be confident, but not at the expense of your respect for others.

Don’t burn up all your energy proving how great you are. Invest your time and energy being thoughtful and helpful.

See the victories not as proof of your supremacy, but as opportunities to offer more value to life. See the defeats not as personal affronts, but as chances to learn and grow stronger.

Take care not to waste your time in delusions of grandeur. Embrace the power of confident humility, and live well.

— Ralph Marston

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Leap into the Unknown!

Live the fortune
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If you wait until you’re ready, you’ve waited too long. Start now and get it done.

If you’re certain you’ll succeed, you’re not reaching high enough. Step beyond what’s comfortable, expected, familiar, and stretch yourself to new levels of achievement.

You have the great fortune of being here today. Live the fortune, actualize your potential.

Make something of the massive abundance in which you’re immersed. Do something worthy of all the beauty that lives within you.

If you’re tripping over excuses, limitations, distractions, raise your awareness higher. Lock your focus on being of service to all you love and care about.

Don’t get ready, don’t get set, just get going. The great fortune of this day is here now and you are too, so do not hesitate to make it yours.

— Ralph Marston

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Thoughts Become Things

 

Quality thoughts
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Thoughts can be poisonous, or they can be nourishing. What kind of thoughts have you been thinking?

What if every time you had a thought, that thought became reality? Would you be careful about choosing your thoughts?

Although your thoughts on their own do not magically become real, everything you create does begin with a thought. The quality of your life mirrors the quality of your thoughts.

Your thoughts can enable you, empower you, encourage and energize you, or they can hold you back and keep you stuck. Fortunately, you choose the thoughts that fill your mind.

Though thoughts can seem to be fleeting and inconsequential, your thoughts are always leading you in one direction or another. Choose those thoughts that lead toward the kind of life you wish to live.

Reality is what it is, yet what you make of reality is based on how you think about it. Think positive, substantive, meaningful thoughts and follow where they lead.

— Ralph Marston

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Listen Well

Listen well
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When you listen to another person speak, really listen. When you listen, seek to focus your attention not on your own familiar thoughts, but on the new thoughts being presented to you.

Effective listening is difficult, demanding effort. It is very much worth the effort.

When you listen well, you can gain great experience and wisdom quickly, in concentrated form. Listening can transfer great swaths of knowledge from another person’s mind into your own.

Give your mind plenty of opportunities to wander, but not while you’re listening. The opportunity of listening is too valuable to waste.

Those who speak to you are offering to share unique perspectives, thoughts, experiences with you. Graciously accept the offer, and don’t dilute its value by spending the whole time thinking of what you’re going to say in reply.

When you listen, remember to listen with gratitude, respect, and attention. Put forth the effort to listen well, and bring new value into your life that will always be yours.

— Ralph Marston

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