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Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.
-- Dale Carnegie
 

 

Monday, January 27, 2020

Wasted effort

Be honest with yourself. If your efforts are not bringing the desired results, admit it, and make changes.

Effort is necessary, admirable, satisfying, but not always effective. Often you must adjust the nature of your effort.

Commit to making the required amount of effort. But don’t get trapped by your commitment in an approach that’s not working.

It can be painful to realize you’ve wasted your time and effort. Yet when that happens, be willing to quickly change, or the wasted effort will continue.

Here’s the key thing to keep in mind. Wasted effort is not wasted when it leads you to improve your efforts.

See that opportunity, and take it. Harness the experience of your ineffective effort to make you more effective than ever before.

— Ralph Marston

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