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A Bad Decision Does Not Make A Ruined Day


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It is possible to come back and do well for the remaining decisions in the day. Throwing all caution to the wind after a bad decision would be like getting a tiny spot on your white shirt, and then just taking a sharpie marker and marking up all the rest of it.

Why do that? It might have just come out in the wash with a little extra attention to it -- right?
Salvaging the rest of the day might just take a bit more exercise, or some extra attention.
Don't ever give up!
- Submitted by SUSIEMILO 7/8/2010 in Staying Positive | 4 Comments
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NAVYMOM133 7/9/2010 7:23:00 AM

    I think the imagery is PERFECT!! Of course, we wouldn't say, "Ah, to heck with it!" and completely ruin the shirt after getting a small stain on it!!
It's important to make the distinction inside: a small 'mistake' vs. the huge, conscious DECISION to destroy the whole day's progress.
I am making a Vision Collage this weekend. I am going to include the statement: "Put away the permanent markers! This shirt is staying CLEAN today!!"
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ECASPERS 7/8/2010 10:45:00 PM

    This is so important to do and not let it ruin the entire day! I truly live by this.
MARUJAI 8/15/2010 10:45:00 PM

    This is a great definition of what is wrong to do. Don't you ruin the shirt! I imagined myself on a wedding dress and... I would never ruin the entire dress. And I would still be enjoying the day, the event the people and myself.
Thank you. I will make a image of this and will help me a lot. emoticon
BAREADER 7/8/2010 9:07:00 PM

    This is so true and realizing this has helped me so much. One bad decision is just that, one decision. It is not the end of everything, it does not "ruin" an otherwise good day. Just continue on your path and don't let it cause you to make more bad choices.

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