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The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
-- John Dewey
 

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Maximize your positive impact

As soon as you begin the work, begin also to improve on the work. Observe what’s going wrong, what’s going right, and adjust accordingly.

Don’t use being busy as an excuse for being ineffective. Make the effort, and make the effort bring results.

Just because you are occupied doesn’t mean you are making progress. Stay busy, and look for signs to confirm you’re moving forward, not merely running in place.

It’s admirable and useful to push through your own frustration. Yet when you’re repeatedly encountering frustration, figure out a more effective approach.

You’re investing irreplaceable time and skillful effort, so don’t invest wastefully. Seek to maximize your positive impact and expand the value you’re able to create.

Do the work, and hold your work to a high standard. Don’t let yourself do any less than the best you can do.

— Ralph Marston

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