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The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.
-- Stanley Milgram


Thursday, September 22, 2022

Easier said than done

Have you ever considered a course of action, and then decided to forgo that action because it’s easier said than done? Have you ever received good, genuinely helpful advice and then ignored that advice because it’s easier said than done?

Plenty of undertakings are easier said than done. But that doesn’t mean they’re impossible or ill advised.

Talk and advice are cheap and easy, that is true, while action is costly and difficult. Yet it is precisely because of the cost and difficulty that action can produce great value.

If something is easier said than done, that’s certainly not a reason to dismiss it. Indeed, it’s likely a good reason for figuring out a way and getting the work done.

It’s easier said than done to get into better shape, to make a career move, to learn a new skill, to expand your social circle. Yet those are all endeavors that can significantly improve the quality of your life.

What do you consider easier said than done? Maybe this is a good time to say it, and then to put forth whatever is necessary to do it.

— Ralph Marston

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