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I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.
-- Maya Angelou


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Know the joy

Are there tasks that you find unpleasant? Your very own attitude is mostly what makes them that way.

Instead of looking for ways to avoid the effort, look for ways to make it fun. Decide that you’ll enjoy whatever you’re doing.

Truly appreciate each opportunity you have to be productive and effective. Find joy in the experience of making a difference.

Enjoy what you’re doing, and you’ll do it well. Enjoy what you’re doing, and you’ll reliably get it done.

Rather than punishing yourself with resentment, reward yourself through effective effort. Your attitude is yours to choose, so choose a positive attitude that brings truly outstanding results.

Whatever the situation, allow yourself to know the joy that comes from making a positive contribution. Make every effort a joy, and make great things happen.

— Ralph Marston

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