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By Jim Lange

A friend of mine once asked me, “If someone spits on you does that make you angry?”

I responded, “Of course it does!”

He replied, “No it doesn’t, it just makes you wet. It’s your choice to become angry.”

While I wanted to argue with him, he was exactly right. You and I have a choice in how we respond to anything in our lives. With that in mind, here is a list of some great choices we can make according to Mother Teresa:

  • People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.


  • If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.


  • If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.


  • If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.


  • What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.


  • If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.


  • The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.


  • Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.

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About Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC

Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based independent, objective Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) providing investment advisory, fiduciary compliance, employee education, provider management and plan design services to retirement plan sponsors. The firm currently has contracts in place to provide consulting services on more than $400 million in plan assets. For more information, please contact Robert C. Lawton at (414) 828-4015 or bob@lawtonrpc.com or visit the firm’s website at https://www.lawtonrpc.com. Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC is a Wisconsin Registered Investment Adviser.

Important Disclosures

This information was developed as a general guide to educate plan sponsors and is not intended as authoritative guidance, tax, legal or investment advice. Each plan has unique requirements and you should consult your attorney or tax adviser for guidance on your specific situation. In no way does Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC assure that, by using the information provided, plan sponsor will be in compliance with ERISA regulations. Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. The statements in this publication are the opinions and beliefs of the commentator expressed when the commentary was made and are not intended to represent that person’s opinions and beliefs at any other time. The commentary does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC and should not be construed as recommendations or investment advice. Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC offers no tax, legal or accounting advice and any advice contained herein is not specific to any individual, entity or retirement plan, but rather general in nature and, therefore, should not be relied upon for specific investment situations. Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC is a Wisconsin Registered Investment Adviser and accepts clients outside of Wisconsin based upon applicable state registration regulations and the “de minimus” exception.