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All is flux; nothing stays still.
-- Heraclitus


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Get it out of the way

At the beginning of each day, think of something you must do, that you really don’t want to do. Then, with a positive and powerful sense of control over your own life, go ahead and get that undesirable job done.

Do the difficult, disagreeable things first. You will make all the other things a whole lot more enjoyable.

Instead of procrastinating, and avoiding, and having something unpleasant constantly hanging over you, get it out of the way. Free yourself to live the rest of your day with the enjoyment and satisfaction of having it done.

Do the hard stuff first, and it will strengthen you, give you confidence and a very real sense of being firmly in control. Do the challenging jobs first, and enjoy the value that comes from working through the challenges.

Rather than dreading what you must do, get it done, and get it out of the way. Put your time and energy into making progress and not into making excuses.

Each day, you have the opportunity to do yourself a big favor. Get the difficult stuff done early, and enjoy all the great rewards you earn by doing so.

— Ralph Marston

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