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I always try to believe the best of everybody -- it saves so much trouble.
-- Rudyard Kipling
 

 

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Showing up

It’s okay that you don’t feel like showing up. It’s okay that you’re not excited about doing the work.

What’s powerful, though, is to go ahead with it anyway. That’s a power you can benefit from any time you choose.

Sure, it’s helpful to be enthusiastic about what you’re doing. Yet even when you’re not enthusiastic about it, you can still make progress.

In fact, every little bit of that progress helps you feel like putting in more effort. By going ahead when you’re not enthusiastic, you can actually generate some enthusiasm.

Know that, remind yourself of it, and put it to work in your favor. Success in any endeavor is largely a matter of showing up, and that’s something you can get yourself to do.

Show up, even when you’re not thrilled about it. Give yourself the satisfaction of a job well done and you’ll feel a whole lot better.

— Ralph Marston

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