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Posts Tagged ‘try’

On Self Doubt

In Personal Development on October 23, 2018 at 1:24 am

So the last few days, I have written a great deal in my book. I am nine chapters in and that self doubt is creeping it’s ugly head around. I hate when this happens. There is so much I want to say in each topic and when self doubt comes around, I lock up. The fingers quit working and inevitably, I shut down the old laptop and call it a day. It may take me a few more days to get back into it. I hope not. Hopefully getting this all off of my chest will help. I’ve said it before ) not actually my words though), “if you want to be a writer, write.” I will continue to write until hopefully the self doubt goes away and the book starts writing itself again.

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Want to be a Writer…

In Personal Development on July 2, 2018 at 1:31 am

…then write. Advice I received during a podcast or a blog from Seth Godin. Really, it’s true for anything we do, or want to do. Now, that does not necessarily mean you will be a Pulitzer Prize writer, or even a best seller. But how are you going to be a writer if you don’t ever write?

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Trying and Striving

In Brand Management on July 12, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Do you do business with these people? Those who try, and those who strive? Would it make more sense to do business with companies that “do”? Trying and striving used to be admirable. Now it seems as though trying and striving is their “way out”. An excuse. 

If you are currently using the words “try” or “strive” in your advertising copy or your mission statement, I would encourage you to change it. If you can’t do it, then don’t and don’t obligate yourself to something you are not sure you can do. Nike had it right when they encouraged us to “Just Do It”. Yoda had it right when he told Luke “do or do not, there is no try.”