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So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.
-- Henri-Frederic Amiel
 

 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Life works when you do

Life works when you do. You cannot merely coast through life, so don’t waste your precious time trying.

Even if you were to have all the riches and luxuries you could imagine, real life demands real effort. Be ever willing to make an effort, to make a contribution, to make a difference.

You could choose to resent whatever you must do, and keep yourself miserable. Or you could be thankful for each opportunity to make an effort, and constantly renew your enthusiasm for living.

Effective effort is its own reward. And it creates many other rewards in the process.

There are those who foolishly avoid effort, avoid responsibility and avoid discipline. By avoiding the temporary discomfort of effort, they create the permanent pains of regret and dismay.

Today is an opportunity to do meaningful work, to make a difference for yourself and your world. Do the work, make the effort, and create the true richness that you deserve.

— Ralph Marston

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