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He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
-- Danish Proverb


Friday, February 16, 2001

Enjoy it

Here’s a suggestion that will make today a great day. Find a way to look forward to and enjoy everything that you must do today. That’s easy to say, but is it really possible? Of course.

First, there are things you will genuinely enjoy doing. You should have no problem looking forward to them. That leaves all the other things -- those tasks which may be unpleasant or uncomfortable or otherwise undesirable. The good news is that you can look forward to them with even more anticipation, because rather than looking forward to doing them you can genuinely look forward to having them done and behind you.

For everything you must do today, you can either look forward to doing it or look forward to getting it done. Whatever the case, the ultimate outcome is enjoyable, no matter what the task may be. And when you enjoy what you’re doing, you naturally become more effective at it.

Look forward to everything, enjoy doing it or having it done, and you’ll make it a great day.

— Ralph Marston

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