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This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him.
-- William Lyon Phelps
 

 

Friday, October 14, 2022

Choose now

If you wait until the last minute, that minute is going to be highly stressful. You’ll be rushed, pressed for time, and not anywhere near as effective as you could have been earlier.

Is there anything you’ve been putting off until the last minute? Do yourself a favor and get it done long before you have to get it done.

Yes, there are plenty of other things you’d rather be doing. But think about how much more you’ll enjoy the fun, desirable activities when the tedious but necessary chores are all finished.

Choose the undesirable task long before you get to the point where you have no choice. Put yourself in control of your time while you are still able to do so.

By choosing when and where to do what’s unpleasant, you can take much of the sting out of it. By getting it done early, you give yourself more time to be free of it.

Choose now, assert your intention, empower yourself, and get it done. Rather than putting it off, do it now, and claim all the benefits of that timely, responsible choice.

— Ralph Marston

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