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If we could learn to like ourselves, even a little, maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away.
-- John Steinbeck
 

 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Joyful effort

The very best effort is joyful effort. When there’s joy in what you do, then you’ll be doing it at your highest and most effective level.

Sometimes it is difficult to be joyful about what you’re doing. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

Remember that the joy doesn’t come from the effort itself. Any joy you feel is joy you choose to feel, that comes from within you and flows outward.

Even the most mundane task can be an occasion for joy. Because every moment of life provides you with the opportunity to express your own joy.

You don’t have to be naive or in denial to feel joyful. All you have to do is choose to live and work with joy.

Give yourself and your efforts the gift of real joy. Not only will you be more effective, you’ll also feel great, no matter what you might be doing.

— Ralph Marston

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