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The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
-- Emile Zola


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Work ahead

The way to get ahead is to work ahead. If you’re always playing catch up, the best you can ever hope for is to break even.

It actually takes less effort to do the job at the first minute than it does when you wait and do it at the last minute. So go ahead, get it done way ahead of time, and then you can move on to bigger and better things.

Instead of wasting your time worrying about what must be done, spend your time getting it finished. Use your valuable time to create more value, not to create anxiety.

Put your efforts into making progress, not into making excuses. This very moment is the perfect opportunity to get things done.

The work will have to be done eventually, so go ahead and do it now. When you make good, productive use of every moment you vastly expand your options.

Go ahead and do what must be done, and give yourself the opportunity to do more of the good, exciting things that can be done. Work your way ahead, and discover higher and higher levels of positive possibilities.

— Ralph Marston

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