Take Your Work Seriously, But...

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January 9.

On this day in 1959, the television show Rawhide premiered on CBS. The show featured the considerable talents of a charismatic young actor named Clint Eastwood (he played the role of cowpuncher Rowdy Yates). Eastwood later gained international acclaim in a spaghetti western called A Fistful of Dollars. From there, he went on to star and direct in a string of Hollywood thrillers. When questioned about the keys to his success, Eastwood had the following advice: “Learn to take your work seriously, but not yourself seriously.” What worked for Clint will work for you, too. So now, with no further ado, let’s head ‘em up, and move ‘em out with the following bright ideas.

Take Your Work Seriously, But Not Yourself

“Do not take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.”
Elbert Hubbard
“You’re in for a great deal of pain if you take yourself too seriously.”
Paul Newman
"Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on without you. Don't take yourself too seriously."
Norman Vincent Peale
“Wisdom lies in taking everything with good humor and a grain of salt.”
George Santayana
“Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone.”
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Today’s Bible Verse

“The cheerful heart has a continual feast.”
Proverbs 15:15 NIV

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