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No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
-- William Feather
 

 

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Work to be done

The fact that there is much work still to be done, many obstacles still to be overcome, is no reason to be dismayed. Because the moments will come, you will fill them with effort and value, and life will grow increasingly richer as a result.

The assumption that effort is something to be avoided is simply not true. Wishing for a life free of challenges is wishing for something you really would not want if you ever got it. Look back at where you’ve come from and you will understand. You’ll see that the times which have brought the most value and richness to your life were the times which demanded the most of you.

Find joy in the challenges, in the efforts, in the living and in the giving. The moments when much is asked of you, are the moments when much is given to you.

What an incredible, priceless opportunity it is to be able to work, to learn, to grow, to accomplish and to drink in all the richness along the way. There is always work to be done and there is indeed no better way for things to be.

— Ralph Marston

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