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The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.
-- Thomas Carlyle
 

 

Saturday, September 16, 2023

The task at hand

What you are least enthusiastic about doing you will be most thankful for having completed. Be generous to your future self, and get the unpleasant stuff done.

A short while from now you can be free of the burden imposed by what you must finish. Envision that desirable state, and eagerly work yourself there.

Resisting the task at hand only makes it more difficult. Let go of the resistance and notice how much lighter you feel.

While you’re at it, let go also of the drama and self pity. Replace them with a sense of pride in your ability to persevere.

If you find yourself wishing to be engaged in something else, remind yourself of this. The more you focus on what you must do right now, the sooner you’ll be able to move on to what you wish you were doing.

Now is when you can make tomorrow brighter and more enjoyable. Now is your chance to finish the task at hand.

— Ralph Marston

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