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The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson
 

 

Friday, May 21, 2004

Encourage you

Are there times when you don’t feel like doing what you know must be done? What you need is a little encouragement.

When others give encouragement at such times, it usually comes across as nagging. However, when you encourage yourself, it can be truly energizing.

Picture yourself with the task already done. Feel how good and satisfying it is to have it behind you.

Experience the sense of satisfaction you know you’ll gain when the work is completed. Visualize the sweet freedom of knowing it is behind you. Turn your reluctance about doing it into an excitement for having it done. When you think about it, that’s really a very easy and natural step.

Then dive in with enthusiasm, encouraged by your own positive, meaningful thoughts. And soon enough, it is done.

— Ralph Marston

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