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He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.
-- M. C. Escher


Monday, March 2, 2020

Meaningful progress

You have the opportunity to exchange this day for some real progress. Yet if you wish to do it, you must begin right away.

The day’s obligations weigh on you, and you’re reminded of many other things you’d rather be doing. But you know resentment, avoidance, and procrastination are not the answer.

What will help you most is to get some good work done. What will make this day one you’ll be thankful for, is to make productive use of its time.

Start with the task that challenges you most, the one you’d prefer to avoid. Push yourself through until you have it done, and see how much better you feel.

With that positive feeling as inspiration, keep going, keep making a difference. Soon, you’ll have your work done, having put your time and energy to good use.

And you’ll remind yourself that the obligations are really not such a burden. For they enable you to enjoy the satisfaction of making meaningful progress.

— Ralph Marston

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