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Sin makes its own hell, and goodness its own heaven.
-- Mary Baker Eddy


Tuesday, March 26, 2002

Remember why

Whenever anything seems too difficult, tedious or uncomfortable, stop for a moment and remember. Stop for a moment and remember why you’re doing it in the first place.

When there’s a meaningful reason for what you’re doing, then you can summon the motivation and the energy to get it done. Connect yourself with that reason, and allow it to push you forward. You have a very real stake in the outcome of your own efforts because you’ve chosen to make those efforts for a reason. Be sure to keep yourself connected to what that reason is.

Discipline, persistence, commitment and effectiveness cannot exist in a vacuum. They need a real and meaningful reason, a driving purpose, in order to thrive.

Whenever something starts to get you down, challenge yourself to remember why you’re doing it. Remember why, and move ahead with a fresh, powerful, renewed sense of purpose. Remember why, and you’ll have what it takes to get it done.

— Ralph Marston

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