As always, Ralph Marston has wisdom to share that fits the "Sparkin' Attitude" so well!
To change your life takes real effort. If you embrace that effort, you will be successful. Success is not defined by what the scale says. Success is when you are changing for the better... inside and out! It is not something you "see" immediately! But change WILL come, one tiny step at a time! Keep up the effort... no matter small it may be!
Love The Effort
To do your best at the effort, love the effort. Rather than avoiding and delaying and cursing what you must do, dive into it with gratitude and enthusiasm.
If it must be done, you might as well do it in your most effective and creative state. Instead of assuming that any particular task is undesirable, approach it as the very best thing you could be doing at the moment.
Those who assume that effort is a curse are repeatedly beaten down by the efforts they must make. Those who see effort, any effort, as a blessing end up being truly blessed by those efforts.
It’s your choice, so make the smart, empowering one. Decide to embrace, enjoy and love the effort, and you’ll reap great benefits from it.
The ability to make a difference by taking action is an essential element of life. Choose to rejoice at every opportunity to do so.
Lose the complaints, the self-pity, the feelings of frustration, and love the effort. Love the effort you give to life, and discover how much the whole of life loves you back.
— Ralph Marston
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