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The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
-- William Cowper
 

 

Friday, October 13, 2006

Treasure the effort

Effort can be painful or it can be joyful. Which would you prefer?

You can resent the tasks that you must do, and fight against them with all that you have. But what would that really accomplish, except to make you miserable?

Or, you can be thankful for the opportunity to make a difference. You can put your best into whatever effort may be asked of you, and thereby enjoy a kind of satisfaction that cannot be obtained in any other way.

You can choose to find real fulfillment in meeting the challenges. You can choose to experience true joy in making a worthwhile effort.

The task is what it is. Your attitude is what you decide it is going to be.

Treasure the effort and you’ll move effectively through it. Treasure the effort, and you’ll joyfully create solid, lasting value.

— Ralph Marston

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