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The backbone of joy is adventure.
-- Benjamin Lanard


Thursday, July 26, 2007

The joy of effort

There is a joy in productive effort that is like no other. When you create value, the feeling is so very good and right.

It may sometimes seem that work is a burden. Yet work is a burden only for those who decide to see it as such.

Actually, work can be one of life’s greatest blessings. For it is your opportunity to create the future.

If you resent having to work, consider the alternative. Imagine how truly awful life would be if you were never able to make a positive, productive difference.

The main thing that makes work unpleasant is your attitude toward it. With a positive, thankful attitude, not only are your efforts more enjoyable, they produce more valuable results.

Make your life full and rich by taking a joyful approach to the work you do. Discover joy in the effort, and the rewards will be great.

— Ralph Marston

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