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Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
-- Leonardo da Vinci


Saturday, October 20, 2018

Know exactly why

How do you motivate yourself to take action? By being clear about the benefits of doing so.

How do you push yourself to get up, get going, and get the work done? By being brutally clear about the negative consequences of not getting it done.

If you don’t see the point, you’ll grab any excuse not to make the effort. When you understand in detail why you must act, you will act.

In any undertaking, there will be plenty of challenges. Don’t add to the challenges with your own apathy or reluctance.

Look beyond the effort and picture what it will achieve. Envision the satisfaction of doing purposeful work, of making a positive difference.

Immunize yourself from all the excuses. Know exactly why you’re doing it, precisely what it will bring, and you’ll be eager to do whatever must be done.

— Ralph Marston

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