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It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

What purpose does it serve?

Before you spend your time on anything, before you devote your energy, ask yourself this. What positive purpose will it serve?

Your life is too precious to waste on negativity, on complaining and worrying, on resentment, on anger. Occasionally, those things can spur you to positive action, but most of the time they merely squander your time.

Be intentional about your thoughts, feelings and actions. Select the things that push the world forward, that lift your life, that bring fulfillment and joy.

Jump into those actions that you have a good, positive reason to do. Live your life in a way that resonates with your deepest values.

Stop yourself from reacting out of habit in ways that don’t do anyone any good. Look ahead to the consequences, and enable yourself to choose the best ones.

Every day is brimming with opportunities to live and act in the service of what’s important. Choose in each moment to serve a positive purpose, and transform those opportunities into a rich and rewarding life.

— Ralph Marston

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