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The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
-- Helen Keller
 

 

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tired of nothing

It’s certainly true that the effort necessary for accomplishment will make you tired. And yet the lack of any effort at all will surely bring on an even greater amount of weariness.

It’s far better to be exhausted from focused effort than to be tired of doing nothing. After you’ve grown tired from productive effort, you can renew your energy with a little bit of rest and relaxation.

But when you’re tired because of a lack of meaningful effort, that’s a different story. No amount of rest can overcome such weariness.

What can overcome that kind of weariness? It will disappear as soon as you start to take purposeful, directed action.

Too much of anything will make you tired, especially too much of nothing. If you’re going to be tired, then make sure you gain something valuable from it.

So go ahead, set your sights high, and do something truly useful and challenging with your time. You’ll make yourself tired, and it will feel great.

— Ralph Marston

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