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The Green Bay Packers never lost a football game. They just ran out of time.
-- Vince Lombardi


Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Effort is a joy

Life is filled with difficult work. Have you ever considered what a blessing that truly is?

The opportunity for effort never ends. Complete one task, and there are even more than before, ready to be undertaken.

If you see effort as a burden, then you might well become dismayed that there is no end to it. Yet effort is not a burden at all.

In fact, effort is a joy. Effort is a grand opportunity to express yourself and to express the magnificence of living, in a way that is solid and tangible.

The burden of effort is only in your imagination, only in your resistance to it. Let go of that imagined burden, and experience each effort as the truly liberating thing it is.

Think of how life would be if every moment brought more and more richness and fulfillment. Know effort as the joy that it is, and that’s exactly how life will be.

— Ralph Marston

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