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We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.
-- Edwin Markham
 

 

Monday, December 22, 2008

Enjoy the achieving

Consistent achievers enjoy more than just the achievement. They also enjoy the process of achieving.

Those who attain the biggest rewards do not merely seek those rewards. They also crave the challenges that they must go through in order to reach those rewards.

Winners understand that the goal, as valuable as it may be, is only a small part of the overall achievement. They know that the real substance of the achievement is in the achieving.

In fact, you cannot truly benefit from the reward unless you have worked through the challenging process to attain it. To truly enjoy the achievement, you must also enjoy the achieving of it.

Sure, that process of achieving will have its unpleasant and disagreeable aspects. Yet think of how great it will feel when you purposefully transcend them all.

Let go of your judgment about what’s pleasant, what’s comfortable, and what’s not. Sincerely enjoy the journey of achievement, and you’ll surely reach the goal.

— Ralph Marston

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