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The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.
-- Oscar Wilde


Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Do it by doing

If you try hard to do something, the trying leads you to be frustrated and ineffective. Instead, let go of the idea that you’re trying and just begin to get it done.

Trying starts off with a negative assumption. When you see yourself as trying you’ll be focused on the possibility you won’t get it done.

Simply taking one action after another puts you in an entirely different frame of mind. You experience yourself having an impact, and that’s a positive perspective you can build on.

You can do it without trying. You can do it by doing.

Take the initial step and let your active participation give you confidence. With each incremental result you’ll be inspired to create more.

Melt away the resistance that comes from the thought that you’re trying. Stop merely trying, go ahead and get it done.

— Ralph Marston

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