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I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.
-- Georg C. Lichtenberg


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Deal with it

If there’s something you must deal with sooner or later, sooner is better. If it’s going to be difficult, it’s going to be even more difficult when you keep putting it off and putting it off.

Go ahead and act. Go ahead, deal with it, and get it out of the way.

Instead of putting your energy into worry, anxiety and procrastination, put your energy into handling the situation. Do yourself a favor, and quickly do what must be done, so you won’t waste your life dreading it and avoiding it.

Don’t obsess over how difficult or inconvenient it is. Instead, remind yourself how great you’ll feel to get beyond it.

Get out ahead of what you must do by going ahead and getting it done. That puts you in the enjoyable position of being able to do whatever you choose to do.

Life has its burdens and necessities, and you have what it takes to deal with them. Deal with them quickly, decisively and successfully, and free yourself to live on your own highest terms.

— Ralph Marston

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