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Be Specific


My mother offered me the best advice last night.

Don’t be vague when you know what you’re looking for, be specific.

No one wants to be disappointed or jaded by pursuing something with their heart, and risk discovering it was all for naught. What’s the dream? Not simply the pursuit of happiness but the receipt of happiness.

If your happiness has a face and a name, do not simply pursue “the hope and dream of a better tomorrow.” Specify by name… that way if it is revealed to you that the answer is “No” – at least you know that it is not “the hope and dream of a better tomorrow” you cannot have, but the specific thing you had hoped would represent it.

What do you want? Name it. Be Specific! This may be uncomfortable, but it is necessary for better focus.

The disappointment is not in rerouting, the disappointment is in not knowing what direction to go if you must reroute yourself. But save that bridge for if you arrive there. Expect to get what you seek after. Aim wholeheartedly for it if you believe it. Even if the intended target slips beyond your grasp, you have nothing to lose, after all, “the hope and of a better tomorrow” will still live on.


About Keila Harris

An MBA graduate with an unparalleled ability to keep a team focused on the goal with clear deliverables to produce for specific results. I am a self-starter. I began a nonprofit organization in 2012 called the DBMH Project, Inc. and then authored a book as well. I love the intersection of business and technology and solving problems alongside colleagues dedicated to their work. I like to focus on growth strategies through SMART goals and accountability. I believe power is in the execution of constant learning and open, humble self-improvement. Therefore I read incessantly and expand my network at every opportunity. #PayItForward #SuccessIsTheJourney


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