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The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions.
-- Claude Levi-Strauss
 

 

Monday, August 26, 2019

Intentional choices

Every good aspect of your life has value because you have time to experience it, enjoy it, make use of it. But is that precious, irreplaceable time being contaminated?

If you don’t make the specific, intentional choice of how to spend your time, it will be filled in ways that do not serve you well. You’ll leave yourself open to countless sources of interruption, distraction, anxiety, angst, and frustration.

You live in a physical structure that protects you from cold, rain, wind, and unwanted intruders. Your time would benefit from a similarly protective structure.

It’s a structure you can impose upon yourself by choosing to do so. Simply decide, in advance, how you’re going to spend your time, and then stick with that decision.

Give yourself a solid, compelling alternative to the frivolous, meaningless nonsense. And you won’t be tempted to waste one moment of your rich and beautiful life.

Within your time, build a special, powerful space to live, to love, to learn and experience and achieve. Fill your time with intentional choices, and fill your life with goodness, meaning, and substance.

— Ralph Marston

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