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Virtue is its own reward.
-- Cicero
 

 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Stop putting off

Stop putting off what you have to do. You’re stealing time, energy, and focus away from what you want to do.

There are certain tasks you must get completed, each day, each month, each year. They’re not particularly fun or inspiring, yet they’re necessary.

The problem comes when you avoid them, put them off until later, and then put them off again. By doing so, you make them much more burdensome than they otherwise would have been.

Your procrastination does not solve any problem or get the task done. It transforms something that might have taken an hour or two into a monster that hangs over everything you do.

By skipping directly to the enjoyable stuff, you take the enjoyment out of it. Because you know you haven’t done what must be done.

Do yourself a big favor, right now, and get all those things done that you really don’t want to do. You’ll give yourself the gift of being able to fully enjoy those many other pursuits that you’re eager to follow.

— Ralph Marston

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