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I want to die young at a ripe old age.
-- Ashley Montagu
 

 

Monday, September 7, 2020

More than mere activity

Just because an activity is demanding doesn’t mean it is productive. Just because you make a lot of noise doesn’t mean you’re communicating anything meaningful.

Is your activity making a difference or is it merely filling time? Are your efforts bringing results or are they just keeping you busy?

You owe it to yourself to do more than just chasing off boredom. Every day you have the opportunity to fill your moments with focus, with purpose, with efforts that bring new value to life.

Today, tomorrow, and the next day will all too soon be over. Don’t let yourself emerge from them empty handed.

Challenge yourself to fill the time with more than mere activity. Harness your efforts in the service of a clear purpose, something that makes a positive difference in your world.

Sure, some action is better than no action at all. Yet if you’re going to spend the time, choose those activities that endure beyond the moment, and leave a beneficial impact on life.

— Ralph Marston

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