On this day in 1842, William James was born in New York City; his brother was novelist Henry (Daisy Miller and The Turn of the Screw). William James was a Harvard professor, a noted philosopher, and the originator of the study of psychology in America. Considered one of the most influential thinkers of his generation, William was also a man of profound practicality. He advised, “Once a decision is reached, stop worrying and start working.” That’s wise psychology for all of us. Class dismissed.
Worry is a Poor Substitute for Work
“Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.”
Corrie ten Boom
“Concern should drive us into action and not into depression.”
“Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.”
“If you want to get better, work a little harder.”
”God sells us all the things at the price of labor.”
Leonardo da Vinci
”He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.”
“Work hard, have fun, make history.”
Today’s Bible Verse
The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
Proverbs 21:5 NIV