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Say What's In Your Heart

Did you ever need to say something, but didn't.  Maybe it even felt like you couldn't.
That's happened to me. The words were in my head. The words made the trip as far as to my mouth, and there they stayed, unspoken.
It wasn't diplomacy. It wasn't discretion. What was it? Fear? Anxiety? Doubt?
If that has never happened to you, you are lucky in that regard. If that has happened to you, and you know you don't ever want it to happen again, resolve yourself to talk. To say what's on your mind and in your heart. When the moment passes, it may be gone forever.
Communication gets harder the less of it you do.
Talk about it.
-- doug smith

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Not You

Do you ever ask yourself "what's wrong with that person?"
It can be difficult to see why someone else can't just do what we did to succeed -- because they aren't us.
Maybe they'll need to do it their way.
-- doug smith

Do Something on Your Goal

Can you think your way to success? Is positive thinking enough.
Optimism is great, but you've got to mix in plenty of action to achieve your goals. You've got to do something. As a chronic thinker, I am sometimes prone to procrastinating on what matters most. That's not a good idea and I do not recommend it. I've learned that even if the first halting steps are incorrect, some motion is better than stasis. 
But thinking about success helps. It can get you unstuck. It can fill you with optimism. And that I do recommend.
Thinking about success usually comes before achieving it.
Just do something, too.

-- doug smith

Work Your Plan

A good goal can survive setbacks. Stay relentless on your plan.
-- doug smith

Be Bold

Feeling stuck?
Open up. Quicken your pace. Get bold. Set a goal that gets you going.
A bold goal prods action.
Why wait?
-- doug smith

Is It Time to Change That Goal?

Do you tell people about your goals?
When you do, it helps you clarify what you want. It also builds in a bit of accountability. If I tell my best friend about a goal, she is definitely going to check up on me to see how that's going. I'd better get it done.
If I am hesitant to tell her about a goal, it could mean that I'm not yet taking that goal seriously. Or, maybe it's not yet clear what the goal should be.
Take your time enough to get your goal right.
If you catch yourself changing your goal when you tell people about it you should probably change your goal.
You might as well work on what is important to you.
-- doug smith

Talk About It: Start That Tough Conversation

Is there something on your mind that you are not talking about? Do you need a conversation with someone but keep avoiding it? It's tough, isn't it?
The conversations that feel like the toughest only get tougher the longer they are delayed.
Talk about it. Talk about it now.
-- doug smith