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Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
-- Julie Andrews
 

 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Not just the easiest

Taking the easy way out does not usually end up being very easy. Taking the easy way out in the short run will make things much more difficult in the long run.

You have the choice to completely deal with each problem when it arises. That’s much better, and ultimately easier, than simply delaying the consequences until later.

You have the ability to speak the truth, and to take responsibility for your actions. In the end, that’s easier than making increasingly difficult efforts to hide who you are and what you’ve done.

The life you experience in the future is determined by the way you act right now. Consider each of your choices in light of its overall impact on your life, not just based on what’s easiest for the moment.

The quick and easy answers can often lead to lingering, difficult consequences. The way to live a life that’s good is to honestly work through the difficulties rather than avoid them.

You deserve the best in life, and not just the easiest, least effective answers. You deserve the richness and fulfillment that a life of responsibility brings.

— Ralph Marston

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