No room for doubt
Have your doubts become too comfortable and familiar? Are your doubts such a big part of your life that they’re holding you back?
Keep in mind that doubt is nothing more than an opinion. You may have good reasons for doubt, but that doesn’t necessarily make it true.
When you have your doubts, what you don’t have is action. When you fill your mind with doubt, you crowd out the positive possibilities.
Certainly it pays to be careful and realistic. But that doesn’t mean you must be doubtful about your own abilities.
Instead of hiding behind your doubts, make the effort to prove them wrong. Instead of letting the doubts hold you back, choose instead to let the challenges push you forward.
Leave no room in your mind for doubt. And you’ll make plenty of room in your life for real fulfillment.
— Ralph Marston
If you’ve been disappointed, it’s tempting to lower your expectations so you won’t be disappointed again. But that’s not how it works.
In reality, when you expect less you’ll be disappointed more. The lower you aim, the less fulfilling your life will be.
You deserve a life that’s full and rich, so set your expectations high. And see each disappointment as an opportunity to set those expectations even higher.
In one way, disappointment is a good thing because it means you are making an attempt. The key to fulfillment is to keep making those attempts, to keep raising your expectations, and to work your way forward.
A strong sense of purpose is what will keep you going. By continuing to expect the best of yourself you can move quickly away from each disappointment.
When you fail to reach your expectations, raise those expectations even higher. Make it meaningful enough and you’ll make it happen.
— Ralph Marston