Friday, May 11, 2012

Good Advice: Make A Plan

"If they don't have an answer for you, that means they don't have a plan and need one. Just do what you think is best. They'll be happy that you took care of it."

Here's to a confident, problem-solving-oriented summer!

I spend too much time worrying about what someone means/wants/suggests/doesn't say directly. I complained to a friend that I didn't know how to do something, in part because of a lack of direction. She offered, more or less, the advice above.

Her simple, to-the-point advice, drawn from her experience working in a fast-paced government position, is confident and energizing. There's no head-hanging worry involved. And so simple!

My spring semester online, for-credit classes have ended and phase two of the calendar year has begun: summer semester classes and summer writing projects. It is definitely the time of year for a tweaked plan and optimistic outlook in order to not only get everything done, but to enjoy the projects while completing them successfully.

Can you turn complaints about your writing (not enough time, too many rejection letters, comma trouble, etc.) in a problem-solving oriented direction?


amybucklin said...

Plans are great because they give us direction. It's important to revisit them periodically to make sure everything is still on track! Thanks for sharing this.

Chloe Yelena Miller said...

Thanks for reading, Amy. That's quite true. I appreciate obvious fresh beginnings (new seasons, new semesters, etc.) that offer a clear time to check-in and re-evaluate a situation.