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Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
-- John Steinbeck
 

 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Get the job done

Sure, the task might be mundane, frustrating, difficult, inconvenient. Yet you have nothing to gain by fighting against it.

Complaining and feeling sorry for yourself will produce no real benefits. Skip all that wasted time and energy, get the job done, and move on ahead.

If you feel like avoiding the work altogether, that’s understandable. So feel that feeling, understand it, then let it go completely and get to work.

If you feel like giving up, stopping, making excuses, let those feelings go too. Feel the resistance, then stride right on past it and get the job done.

Remind yourself how fortunate you are to be able to take action, to make a difference, to get good work done. Then get busy and claim that good fortune, with action, with enthusiasm and gratitude.

Once you get started you’re well on your way to getting it done. Now is the time for action, and you know what to do.

— Ralph Marston

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