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Take it easy -- but take it.
-- Woody Guthrie


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Your choice to feel

You don’t have to feel like doing the work to do the work. You just have to start, and keep going.

Your feelings are powerful and useful, desirable, inspiring, and informative. But they don’t have to control you.

You don’t have to use your feelings as an excuse. There are a whole lot of much better things you can do with them.

Free yourself from the notion that your feelings are imposing themselves on you and on your activities. Take responsibility for choosing the feelings that empower you rather than falling prey to whatever feeling might come along.

Your actions do not have to be controlled by your feelings. On the contrary, you can take actions that will bring about precisely the good feelings you want to feel.

If you don’t feel like doing what you know you must do, go ahead and do it anyway. Soon, not only will you feel like it, you’ll feel great for having it done.

— Ralph Marston

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