Thursday, September 15, 2011

Work Those Opportunities!

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

            -Thomas Edison

This is an amazing time for freelance writers. Opportunities abound! That’s the good news. The bad news (if you are a glass-half-empty kind of person) is that when an opportunity is seized one must do work before the rewards of the opportunity can be obtained.

Say for instance an opportunity has presented itself in the form of creating a newsletter for a local company. That is wonderful but there is much work involved before the final product is complete. Research, meetings, interviews, writing, formatting . . . the work list goes on. Don’t be afraid of the overalls (the work involved). Simply adjust the straps, lace up the boots and get dirty.

Don’t miss the opportunity because it looks like work. Instead, work the opportunity until it looks like an achievement.

Photo provided by Jodi Hughey. Copyright 2011.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

From small beginnings come great things . . .

From small beginnings come great things.
-American Proverb

One of my passions is reading and sharing quotes that inspire, motivate, encourage and bring a smile to any face. Another passion of mine is taking pictures that stir up warm fuzzy feelings and remind me of a time when stress was just a word in a dictionary.

I decided to begin a new series for this blog that relates writing with both of these passions. It’s a small step that will get me in the habit of writing more freely and posting more often.

From small beginnings come great things instills a sense of action; a need to begin. It is like a goal that has been planted in the mind but requires nurturing, or action, until it blossoms into something beautiful. One should never feel the burden of accomplishing a goal in one sitting no more than expecting a seed to grow to full maturity overnight. Instead the actions for meeting the goal should be completed in small doses and nurtured until it grows and becomes something great. Big things will come from these small beginnings!

Photo provided by Jodi Hughey. Copyright 2011.
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