“Allow your mind to do as you like, but in the end you must act. You must set that pen to paper, that brush to canvas, that hammer to nail. You must depress those keyboard keys, those piano keys. You must tie those walking shoes, those running shoes, or those tennis shoes. You must leave the house, climb onto that stool, or sit in that chair. You commit yourself to ‘productive action.'” -Christina Anne Hawthorne
I believe in work.
I believe in effort.
I believe in participation.
I believe in rolling up my sleeves and getting involved.
I believe in the power of positive thinking, but I also believe in the magic of productive action.
I believe in doing things.
I believe in creating things.
I believe in building things.
I believe in trying things.
I believe in showing up for things.
I believe in making things happen.
I believe in relaxation, but I also believe in stepping out of my comfort zones and challenging myself to become more than what I already am.
I believe that labor is not a curse, but an opportunity.
I believe that discipline and diligence are not necessary evils, but necessary goods.
I hope I am never so divorced from true work that I become infected with the desire to retire from it.
I adore work, I celebrate work, I look forward to work, and I will never belittle my precious ability to work by speaking of it resentfully or irreverently.
I believe in work and I reject any philosophy that tells me to despise it.