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To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
-- Henri Bergson
 

 

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Meaningful effort

There are countless activities you can engage in to convince yourself and others that you’re working when you are not. One of the best things you can do for yourself and for the world is to avoid that trap.

You are constantly confronted with opportunities to make a meaningful difference. Act on as many of those opportunities as possible.

That doesn’t mean you must weigh yourself down with excessive work. Rather, avoid weighing yourself down with excessive trivialities.

The most fulfilling experiences you’ll have are the times when you willingly choose to take responsibility. The more of those experiences you create and follow through on, the better your life becomes.

So take responsibility for your actions in this moment. Take responsibility for the problems and opportunities you see right now that you can act on right now.

In the immediate term and even more so in the long term, your best option is meaningful effort, not meaningless activity. Instead of just passing the time, choose to get real value from what you can do with it.

— Ralph Marston

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