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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Direct route

The shortest distance between two points is a simple, direct line. To live with optimum effectiveness and fulfillment, live life directly.

When there’s something you must accomplish, don’t waste time and energy on doubt, resentment, or procrastination. Just get busy and get it done, intentionally and directly.

If you make a mistake, you could put a lot of wasted effort into covering it up, crafting an excuse, or pretending it did not happen. What’s best, though, is to accept it, admit it, deal with the consequences, and move along.

Avoid jumping through a bunch of superficial hoops to gain status just so you can be accepted and liked by others. Instead, take the direct, genuine approach by being considerate, respectful, friendly and helpful.

If your life is continuously running up against complications and frustrations, stop and ask yourself what it is you truly want. Then consider that there is very likely a more direct way.

Be direct in your words, your actions, your plans and your thoughts. You’ll make much greater progress when your energy is all focused along a sure and direct path.

— Ralph Marston

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