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Effort

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
Lin Yutang:

Like money in the bank, we sometimes run out of effort for we are human. Doing everything on the table only brings us sooner to a burnout. For each objective, there are the necessary and there are the extras. Before getting down to serious effort, sort out the tasks and know what should be highly prioritized, because given a list there will always be items of high priority, and which make considerable difference to the entire objective. Knowing the rock-movers and capitalizing on them is a good investment.

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
John Wesley:

These are seven principles that make success inevitable. Like an attractive woman, these principles attract success faster more than any other thing. Given any task, try to identify the “good”, and the “means”, and the “ways”, and the “places” etc. this quote is only a guide and its elements are applicable to any task. This breakdown focuses effort to specific channels, and enables you to know exactly what is being acted on. It enhances clarity of purpose, and the clearer your purpose is, the more effective the pursuit becomes.

The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort.
Oliver Wendell Holmes:

Most people “wish” for success and the other good things in life. The problem is wishing does not get us any closer to our dreams and ambitions. The only way that surely gets you where you greatly desire, more than any guarantee, is through hard work. Effort is the price, and if applied persistently and consistently, then success almost comes naturally. If you really have to achieve that goal, then apply enough effort, so much so that you can’t help but succeed.

June 6, 2008 - Posted by | Effort | ,

1 Comment »

  1. “Before getting down to serious effort, sort out the tasks and know what should be highly prioritized, because given a list there will always be items of high priority, and which make considerable difference to the entire objective.”

    In the hustle and bustle of life, we get bogged down with trying to do everything instead of focusing on the one thing that makes everything great. It is a refreshing reminder to sort and sow… Great post. Sherita Searcy http://www.sheritasearcy.com

    Comment by Sherita Searcy | June 9, 2008 | Reply


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