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The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.
-- G. K. Chesterton
 

 

Friday, August 24, 2001

Take the time

So many of life’s frustrations and challenges can be easily transcended by simply taking the time to do so.

Instead of spending three months being annoyed by a dripping faucet, spend fifteen minutes to fix it. Instead of continually complaining that you don’t know how to use your word processing software, and always having to ask for help with it, take the time to sit down and learn how it works. Rather than throwing up your hands in frustration over a difficult, complex problem, take the time to break it down into simple, easily solvable parts.

When you do a job, take the time to do it right. When you start a project, take the time to finish it. If there’s something you don’t understand, take the time to learn it. If anything in your life is broken or damaged or holding you back, take the time to make it right.

If you never seem to have enough time, maybe it’s because you’re just rushing through that time rather than actually using it. Your time is precious and irreplaceable, so take that time and make it count.

— Ralph Marston

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