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


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Relax into the effort

Make the effort, with passion and persistence, but don’t make it into a struggle. Take action, but don’t add your own tension or conflict to it.

To be highly effective at what you’re doing, be at peace with what you’re doing. To be confident in your actions, genuinely enjoy those actions.

It may seem to be a contradiction to take action and to relax at the same time. In fact, it is a powerful combination.

When you’re not fighting against your own efforts, you can devote all your positive energy to bringing about spectacular results. When you find enjoyment in working through the challenges, you’ll transform those challenges into great value.

If you’re busy being uptight, you’re not getting anything done. Instead, be good with what you’re doing, and you’ll be very good at whatever you’re doing.

Accept, enjoy and relax into the effort. Find delight and fulfillment in peacefully being your authentic best.

— Ralph Marston

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