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This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him.
-- William Lyon Phelps


Monday, October 5, 2015

Purposeful work

Those who achieve are those who take the time to do it. Those who achieve are those who put forth the effort to make it happen.

Achievement can appear glamorous and out of reach at the same time, yet in truth it is neither. Achievement is built on intentional, focused, hard work, and is available to anyone willing to do that work.

When the food tastes great, or the lawn looks beautiful, or the sales of a business are growing, it is because someone did the work to make it happen. When the schedule is organized, when the show is entertaining, when the parking lot is clean, it is because people worked to make it so.

It’s easy to complain, or to feel bad about the way things are, or to dream up excuses, but those activities don’t create progress. Purposeful work is what creates progress.

Yet there’s something even better. Apart from the rewards it brings, purposeful work is a highly satisfying thing to do.

And right now is your time to do it. Take the time, make the effort, and feel great as you bring new value to life in this world.

— Ralph Marston

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