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More than half the difficulties in the world would be allayed or removed by the exhibition of good temper.

—Sir Arthur Helps (Image by Jordan Stimpson from Pixabay)

When the unexpected yet inevitable difficulty presents itself, our mind generally goes—out of habit—to one emotional state or another. For most, that state may be anger, rage, fear, or despair, but it doesn’t need to be that way. While we don’t (always) control what happens to us, we do absolutely control our mental response, our state of mind.

Once we accept the fact that we were put here to grow spiritually, we can begin to look at our difficulties through a different prism. Every challenge offers us a wonderful opportunity to grow, to become stronger. So, instead of lamenting what comes our way from an unexpected avenue, welcome it! Approach it head on, take charge of it, and recognize what it actually represents—a wonderful opportunity to sharpen our skills and advance further down our Path.

—Mike Hazell, Penn Wealth

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Attitude

We are what we believe we are.

person on a bridge near a lake

—C.S. Lewis

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Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity. Successful souls act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.

James, William, Father of Am Psychology

—William James (Public domain)

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Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.

Great Egret Skims Water Surface In Sunrise Light Reflection

—Ernest Holmes

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You have everything needed for the extravagant journey that is your life.

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—Carlos Castaneda

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If a man would pursue philosophy, his first task is to throw away conceit. For it is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he has a conceit that he already knows.

Epictetus

—Epictetus

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Arrogance

No matter how wealthy you are, the one luxury you cannot afford is arrogance.

Cooperman, Leon pc Omega Advisor

—Leon Cooperman. Founder, Omega Advisors

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