‘Tuesday May 15, 2012
All our hard work will have us visiting places like this
(Photo courtesy of Mr. Mrs. Globetrot)
At work everyday we get an inspirational quote sent to us, probably reminding us just to hang in there because while working customer service on the phones you can use all the positive energy you can get. A lot of people will delete them without reading and I’ll usually skim through them myself without fully taking it in. However, as I sat at my computer one morning without much to do I did read through the daily quote and found it quite uplifting. Maybe it was because it came across my desk after I just completed three days in a row of sanding where my arms were about to fall off and I was just sick of the work, but this one really stood out to me as something I could learn from.
For future reference, I’m not the kind of person that will normally post quotes on the blog, but this is one I really wanted to share.
Instant results are not always the best results. Have a little patience, and you can greatly expand your possibilities.
If your desires were always fulfilled immediately, you would have nothing to look forward to. You would miss out on the joy of anticipation.
There are some good things you can have instantly. There are many, many more good and valuable things that will take time.
You deserve more than mere instant gratification. Be willing to take the time, and to put in the effort, and give yourself access to life’s greatest rewards.
Value that arrives in an instant is probably going to be gone in an instant. Value that takes time and commitment to create will enrich your life far into the future.
Dream, plan, prepare and persist in your efforts for the long haul. The more time and effort you give, the more richness you can achieve.
— Ralph Marston