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If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
-- Norman Vincent Peale


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Want to do

Think of how different life would be if you could erase the line between what you have to do and what you want to do. Nothing would be a chore, and everything would be a chance to enjoy and express yourself.

Some of your tasks you probably view as tedious, and others you are thrilled for the opportunity to do. If you choose, you can be just as thrilled about every task.

Imagine there’s no distinction between work and play. Imagine no difference between what’s required of you and what entices and fascinates you.

Much of what makes any job disagreeable is the judgment you place on it. By simply withholding the judgment, and focusing on the work at hand, you make yourself more effective, and happier too.

Often, the things you fight against doing are the very things that can make life a whole lot better. To the degree you stop fighting and start doing, you greatly expand your options.

Let go of the need to decide whether or not you like the effort, and just do the effort. You’ll find yourself enjoying the experience and all the good things it brings you.

— Ralph Marston

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