Tag Archives: Goals

Keep Striving

If we keep working at something, we are bound to understand it better and improve in our ability.

 

“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.”

~John Quincy Adams

 

We are usually the only ones who expect ourselves to have mastered something right out of the gate.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

Writers as Discoverers

Writers have wonderful powers of observation, to be able to tease out stories from life.

 

“The greatest discoveries have come from people who have looked at a standard situation and seen it differently.”

~ Ira Erwin

 

Observation is the first step, then writing from a new perspective is the follow up.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

Don’t Be Afraid

Sometimes those folks that led the sink or swim school of thought were on to something.

 

“Courage is more exhilarating than fear, and in the long run, it’s easier too.”

~Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The hardest part is often that moment just before you start.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

This IS the Time and Place for Action

I have believed for years that a time of fear and anxiety is one of the best times to step forward into hopeful action.  (Carefully considered, of course, and not rash.)

 

“The time when you need to do something is when no one else is willing to do it, when people are saying it can’t be done.”

~ Mary Frances Berry

 

Be the solution, or at least be the start to a solution.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

What Will Be

Have you ever said to yourself, ‘I can’t do (x) because I will be (y) when it is completed’?

 

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

~George Eliot

 

You will get to (y) age, whether you take action on (x) or not, but how pleased you will be with yourself when you get there depends on your actions now.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

We Can, We Will, We Do

It is never comfortable to be unsure, but even less comfortable to realize later that we missed an opportunity.

 

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

~Theodore Roosevelt

 

When we wait until we understand perfectly, are perfectly situated and have all the tools that we think that we need, we are sometimes in for an interminable & unnecessary wait.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

The Relationship between Achievement and Success

Define the goal of success for yourself, getting there requires a series of achievements on your part.

 

“My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success.  She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you.  Success is being praised by others, and that’s nice, too, but not as important or satisfying.  Always aim for achievement and forget about success.”

~ Helen Hayes

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

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