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The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
-- Thomas H. Huxley


Friday, November 21, 2008

Catch yourself

The moment you feel yourself slipping, take action right away to get back on track. If you catch yourself quickly, you won’t fall very far.

It’s great when you can stay disciplined and focused for long periods of time. At some point though, you’ll get distracted and stray a little bit off course.

That’s not the end of the world. Don’t beat yourself up just because you’ve momentarily lost your focus.

Instead, give genuine thanks for how far you’ve already come. And then step right back on to the path you’ve set for yourself.

Being disciplined doesn’t mean being perfect. Remember that what really matters is what you choose to do right now.

Even if you slip back one step for every two steps you take forward, you’ll still be moving steadily ahead. Catch yourself, get back up, keep going and you’ll get there.

— Ralph Marston

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