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The ancestor of every action is a thought.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

 

Tuesday, May 13, 1997

Enjoy the journey

The best players enjoy the game. The best musicians have a love for music. The highest achievers enjoy the achievement. Do you detect a pattern here?

Whatever you must do to achieve success, find a way to enjoy it.

You can either do what you love, or love what you do. It doesn’t matter which. What matters is the “do” part. Taking the action is what brings success. Yes, you can struggle against your own desires, be miserable, and eventually accomplish your goal. But why? You’ll be far more effective and consistently successful when you enjoy doing the things that bring you success.

Healthy, physically fit people enjoy fruits, vegetables, and regular exercise just as much as overweight, out of shape people enjoy eating pizza in front of the TV. The difference is not in the food or the activity -- the difference is attitude.

You’re in complete control of what you enjoy, and what you dislike. The things you like, are the things you’ve conditioned yourself to like. And you have the power to change them.

— Ralph Marston

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