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Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
-- Erica Jong
 

 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Be glad you did

Before you do anything, ask yourself a quick, simple question. A week from now, or a year from now, will you be glad you did it?

It may right now seem to be a lot of trouble and expense and inconvenience. And yet it may also be a one-time opportunity that you’ll always be thankful you acted upon.

Will you later be glad you did it? Then go ahead and do whatever it takes to make it happen.

Or, by the same measure, will you soon come to regret what you are about to do? If that’s the case, then find something more productive, more creative, more life enhancing.

You have the ability right now to determine exactly how you will feel when you look back on this day. So now, while you have the chance, make this day one that you can look back upon with great fondness and gratitude.

Live this day fully in the beautiful present moment, while also keeping the future in mind. And you will indeed be glad you did.

— Ralph Marston

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