Have you ever tried this?
Expressing the same idea in many different ways.
Writing down the same idea in many different ways is a first for me. Each time with a different aim in mind. This was part of a learning exercise for an online writing course, and I found it very interesting and very revealing. I never thought I could say the same thing in so many ways. Let’s begin.
The original viewpoint
Self-discipline: the ability to make yourself do things you know you should even when you do not want to. However difficult to achieve, it is an important attribute of successful people.
Moving towards the reader
yourself do what is needed, even if you don’t feel like it, is commendable.
Self-discipline is definitely aiding you in your road to success.
Moving away from the reader
is a commendable ability. Doing whatever necessary despite not feeling like it
is difficult, yet necessary to succeed in any field.
Moving against the reader
is not exactly your strong-suit, is it? Well, no surprise there! It isn’t
easy to do something when you don’t really feel like it. Success in life can
come without this self inflicting discipline. I get it.
Push: suggest, advise, reason
is the ability to make yourself do the things you should, even when you don’t
want to. It is often difficult but it is widely recognised as one of the main
attributes of successful people.
Push: state expectations, evaluate, reward and
is clearly expected of you at this stage. Your performance is clearly depending
upon that and high marks will only derive from such an approach. Failure is
imminent without this type of commitment.
Pull: listen, disclose, empathise
it is difficult. Self-discipline can be such a challenge, I know. I’ve
been there. But I also know that it is necessary. It really makes a
difference at the end if the day. It’s the only way to become the best and
Pull: identify common ground and create a
Self-discipline is the way. I know, I’ve been there. Within this predicament it is absolutely necessary I’m afraid. Only by doing what is needed, even if you don’t feel like it at all, you are going to excel and succeed. But it’s worth it. Joining this team is going to be an amazing experience.
What did you think of this exercise? I’d love to read your thoughts on the different types of expression. Do send me a reply below.
I would like to thank my tutor Philippa Davies for this course and for all the feedback she sends me.