All posts tagged: acheivement

The Many Realms Of Romance

“The beauty of Romance is birthed from the thought of what could be.” ~CANDICE COATES In light of the season revolving around romance in the ‘love’ sense, I felt lead to share this quote that, like countless others, came to me several years ago. The meaning of it is pretty straight forward, although I believe that that romance itself is often shoved into a singular pocket of expression and definition. Whenever most people hear the word, ‘romance’ they initially think, “Girl lonely for Guy, finds Guy within the cliche environment, and then they are in love, DESPERATELY in love.” Romance. The thing is, romance is far broader than that. If you look up the definition of the word, you are going to pretty much get what I described above with this grand definition lost in the shadows and often over looked: Romance: spirit of adventure: a spirit or feeling of adventure, excitement, the potential for heroic achievement, and the exotic* First, as a fiction and non-fiction author who is exploring the genre of clean-read-romance, I would …

Overestimating Them: A Quote

We fail to do things because we pysch ourselves out by overestimating the competition.” ~Timothy Ferriss I read that quote a number of years ago when I was reading the book (and it is a good book, by the way) called, “The 4-hour Work Week” by Timothy Ferriss. Although the author was speaking about production, creating a sell-able product in the business world, the truth of that statement encompasses just about everything in life. Guy doesn’t ask out Girl because another Guy is around who he thinks has more to offer than him. Girl doesn’t apply for job because she thinks someone else will be more qualified Couple doesn’t put an offer in on the home because they think the competition will bring in a better offer, so why bother I could go on and on, but I won’t. I will just throw this one down and move to the point: We fail to write that novel, share that poem, paint that canvas because we are afraid someone else will have done a better job than we …