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Never esteem anything as of advantage to thee that shall make thee break thy word or lose thy self-respect.
-- Marcus Aurelius


Saturday, February 16, 2002

Get busy

When life has dealt you a difficult blow and it seems that the world is against you, get busy. Doing something positive, something challenging, something to create value, will move you quickly away from your troubles. When you feel lousy, and nothing is going your way, get busy. Being productive will take your focus off of what’s wrong, and will aim you in the direction of your best possibilities.

When it seems unfair, when you feel like complaining, when you’re tempted to sit and worry, get busy. Get busy and you’ll suddenly start to feel much better. Lose yourself in your work and the worries will fade from your mind.

At those times when things seem to be at their worst, step up and respond by doing what you do best. You’re equipped to make a real, positive difference and to add your own special value to any situation. So whatever comes along, get busy. Get busy and see the possibilities. Get busy and make the best of those possibilities into a shining, golden reality for yourself and your world.

— Ralph Marston

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