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Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
-- James Thurber
 

 

Saturday, October 28, 2000

The joy of effort

Nothing can match the joy and satisfaction which come from sustained and effective effort. Every person, at some level, has a desire to make a difference. Getting things done, making things happen, creating positive value though effort is a powerful and proven way to make that difference.

Yet all too often we go out of our way to seek comfort and convenience while avoiding as much effort as possible. We make the tragic assumption that “the good life” is defined by an absence of effort, when in fact the opposite is true. There’s nothing more empty than a life devoted to leisure.

Fill your days with honest and effective effort. Make a difference in a positive way and your rewards will be great. Experience the abundance of joy which comes from making things happen and getting things done.

— Ralph Marston

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