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It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
-- Walt Disney


Thursday, December 8, 2022

What’s the rush?

What’s the rush? The more you hurry, the more you miss.

Hurry through breakfast, hurry through the morning, hurry through lunch, and what does it get you? You hurry through the rest of the day, then wonder why it all was so empty.

Remind yourself that this day is not a contest to see how many activities you can cram into each hour. It’s an opportunity to experience, to focus, to let thoughts and feelings linger.

If you don’t live with patience and richness right now, when will you? Give yourself the time and quality you desire and deserve.

Yes, you need to adhere to a certain schedule so your activities can mesh well with the activities of others. But that doesn’t mean you must overload that schedule.

Rather than pushing and striving to do everything, seek to give time, quality and sustained attention to what’s most meaningful. Live each experience well by letting go of the compulsion to zip through it.

— Ralph Marston

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