Monday WOW: Do What You Can

By Shai Coggins, Digital Specialist | Blog

May 28

Hello and welcome to our second Monday WOW (Words of Wisdom).

To start off this week, we’d like to take inspiration from Theodore Roosevelt:

Source: via Shai on Pinterest

“Do what you can,
With what you have,
Where you are.”

This quote is actually a great mantra as we ponder on one of the books that we’re currently reading at Vervely HQ – Get Momentum by Cathy Presland. Here, Ms Presland encourages anyone who’s starting out any kind of project (be it a business or something else) to “Start quickly and go with what is imperfect.”

It’s a reminder that it’s okay to work on whatever we wish to accomplish and not wait for perfect moments. Those moments will only come if and when we actually start doing things. When we make those first tentative steps, and perhaps even make mistakes along the way. Regardless of those mistakes, it is still better to have done something, no matter how little.

So, what is it that you wish to accomplish this week? Are you able to do something this week that can help you to get closer to your goals?

Here’s wishing us all well in getting things done. Have a great week ahead!


About the Author

Shai Coggins is the Manager and Chief Digital Media Specialist at Vervely, an Australia-based agency serving local and international clients. One of the company's main clients is Microsoft. Shai has been featured in a number of media due to her online work, including being named as one of Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list (2009).