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We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others, by their acts.
-- Harold Nicolson
 

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Focus and commitment

You have plenty of good possibilities on this day, in this situation. Pick one at a time, commit to it, and go with it, no looking back, no holding back.

If you fill your mind with worry about missing out on other things, you miss out on everything. Focus on what you’ve chosen, find satisfaction in it, and leave the other things for other times and places.

Your attention is at its most powerful when undivided. Your work is most effective when it is focused.

Doing two, three, four or more tasks at once means you’re not doing any task as well as you could be. Give each effort, each experience the full attention it deserves.

Let go of the mistaken assumption that your work is merely something to be endured. Put all you have into each thing you do, and watch as you continually add new richness to life.

Honor every activity, every moment, every person and situation with your full attention and respect. And delight in the great rewards earned with focus and commitment.

— Ralph Marston

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