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Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity.
-- Daniel Barenboim
 

 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Let yourself do your best

Don’t let the strength of your intention get in the way of fulfilling that intention. Don’t let your obsession with a specific result diminish the quality of that result.

Let go, and let yourself do your best. Lose yourself in the process, and allow your anxiety to melt away.

Focus, but don’t obsess. Put forth effort, but don’t needlessly escalate it into a struggle.

Know what you are aiming to achieve while keeping your awareness on the step you’re currently taking. Invest yourself in a positive outcome but don’t base your whole identity on that outcome.

Put your energy into making your efforts effective, not into worrying about where your efforts will lead. Build the next level, write the next sentence, make the next call, visualize the next step and take it.

Seek to make it about what you’re doing, not about you, not about what you’ll get. And you’ll enable yourself to consistently work with excellence.

— Ralph Marston

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