“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
Have you ever dreamed of accomplishing something that didn’t quite turn out how you wanted? Or your goal turned out to be more than you could have hoped for? The quote above while referring to “the man” of course equally applies to women as we strive to reach new heights and try new things, whether personal goals or in our work life.
Here are some helpful tips I have learned along this road as I have strived to reach both personal goals, especially as an independent inventor, or when working in teams professionally.
” 9 Helpful Tips in Reaching Project Goals”
- Define clearly what it is you (team) want to accomplish
- What steps do you need to get there?
- Who do you need on your team in order to reach the goal?
- Clear communication with transparency
- Define the timeline, budget, and time commitment needed
- Be flexible, incase you left out a crucial step or team member
- Build relationships while being well-rounded
- Give credit where credit is due. Show gratitude.
- Own the results, even if they are not the ones you wanted
Hopefully these tips will help you in mapping out your course to reaching your goals, dreams, and objectives in moving forward. If you find these helpful, please share as you travel on your journey! Thank you for stopping by. —Terre
Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons c. 2018