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Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
-- Thomas Jefferson


Monday, September 2, 2002

Free yourself

The more you avoid doing what needs to be done, the more burdensome you make each moment. Those things you’ve put off until later can build up and drag you down with regret, worry and negativity.

Putting something off until later is certainly no way to free yourself from it. Instead, such procrastination and avoidance actually extends and expands whatever it is you desire to avoid.

One of the most liberating things you can do is to free yourself from the gnawing burden of a task you’ve been avoiding. And the way to achieve such freedom is simply by going ahead and doing what needs to be done.

Rather than continuing to worry about it, rather than putting your energy into making excuses and rationalizations, just go ahead and do whatever you’ve been putting off. The sooner you get it done, the better off you’ll be.

Just think how great you’re going to feel when it’s done. Imagine how great it will be to free your energy, your mind and your spirit from the burden of procrastination that has been hounding you.

Don’t worry for another minute about something you’ve been putting off. Go ahead, make the effort, and enjoy the immense freedom and satisfaction of already having it done.

— Ralph Marston

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