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Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Much to do

What makes you weary is not what you have done. What makes you feel weary is the thought that there is so much more you have to do.

What if you were to look at it in a different way, though? What if, instead of letting your commitments and responsibilities make you feel weary, you could choose for them to make you feel empowered?

Remind yourself that every action you must take enables you to make your mark on the world. Each of those commitments and responsibilities represents an opportunity for you to make a difference.

Consider how empty and meaningless life would be if there were no one counting on you to get things done. Precisely because there is much you must do, there are many powerful ways you can have a positive influence on your world.

Instead of resenting or disparaging what you must do, find a way to connect it to what you most passionately value. Instead of falling into a feeling of weariness, choose to feel the immensity of your opportunity with eager enthusiasm.

There is much you have to do, and that’s great. For within it all is a life that’s rich in meaning, fulfillment and joy.

— Ralph Marston

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