I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
-- Thomas Alva Edison



Monday, November 8, 2004

Get going

Don’t let all the things you need to do get in the way of all that you’re able to get done. Instead of worrying that it won’t all get finished, get busy doing it.

Do yourself a big favor and put yourself into action. Even if you don’t get it all done today, you can certainly make significant progress.

When you let yourself become immobilized by the feeling of being overwhelmed, what happens? You end up becoming even more overwhelmed.

The way to break the cycle is to step forward and take action. Even when the task is enormous, you’re much better off moving forward than standing still.

Look at each task not as a burden, but as an opportunity to make a positive difference. Look at each task not with resentment and resignation, but with an eager anticipation for getting it successfully behind you.

In an instant you can go from feeling overwhelmed to being in positive control. Get busy, and get life going your way.

— Ralph Marston


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