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5 Useful Reminders for When You Want to Give Up

You Will Never Regret Good Work

... once it is done, despite our resistance to it.

Sometimes, the simple act of showing up and having the courage to do the work, even in an average manner, is a victory worth celebrating.

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5 Useful Reminders for When You Want to Give Up

5 Useful Reminders for When You Want to Give Up

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Your Mind is a Suggestion Engine

Every thought you have is a suggestion, an option, not an order. 

You have the power to choose which option you follow.

Discomfort Is Temporary

Your life is good and your discomfort is temporary.  Relative to the time in your normal day or week, nearly any habit you perform is over quickly.

Your workout will be finished in an hour or two. Your report will be typed to completion by tomorrow morning.

You Will Never Regret Good Work

... once it is done, despite our resistance to it.

Sometimes, the simple act of showing up and having the courage to do the work, even in an average manner, is a victory worth celebrating.

James Clear

James Clear

"Life is a constant balance between giving into the ease of distraction or overcoming the pain of discipline."

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