As an event planner you might face several physical and psychological barriers that you might find difficult to come out from. These great people who have contributed a major positive impact on our society, culture and our very thought process, have some words of optimism, advice and clues to achieve the success that you want through and for your event.
- “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” –Nelson Mandela
He is the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa.
The stress you feel in the days leading up to your event never compares to the feeling of relief you get when it’s finally over. The initial days might instill in you the feeling of fear, intimidation and the apprehension that you may fail. But the one who does not look at these negative aspects and moves forward in his path without distractions will achieve the goals that were set. The feeling of exuberance at the culmination of your event is unparalleled. Stay strong forever, because, it’s always all worth it!
- “To accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream. Not only plan but also believe.” –Anatole France
A French Poet, Novelist, Journalist who won the Nobel Peace prize in Literature in the year 1921. Through these words he motivates not only to try to accomplish a task, but also possess trust in your endeavors. Believe in yourself and take every step forward. Self-confidence is the key to making, creating and successfully organizing an event.
- “The best way to predict the future is to create it”–Peter Drucker
Peter Durcker is the founder of Modern Management.To be insightful is good. But to surmise or confidently predict what will happen next may not turn out true always. Lay the foundations for the future you would like to see and reside. Start now, because now is never too late. It’s either now or never.
- “Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning”–Winston Churchill.
Winston Churchill was successful in the histrionically historical event ‘World War II’. The excellence in his planning led Britain to victory in the Second World War.
This really intends to push you to create a list of your goals and then begin to work and strive to achieve them. Your goals may change; it is dynamic in nature, hence you cannot achieve everything at once. Make plans of what you are going to do to reach your goals and track them on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. The best way to achieve is to watch through your progress. Taking breaks are a part of your journey to success. Sometimes you may need to take a break before you find the inspiration for the direction that you need choose.
- “By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail”–Benjamin Franklin
One of the Founding Fathers of United States, leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.
If we are ready (prepared), we stand a chance of making things work out for the best. However, if we have not prepared, our odds of taking advantage of, or evenof thriving the situation, are highly mitigated.
- “Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning” –Thomas Edison.
The discoverer of light bulb.Opportunities may be widespread, but the opportunity that you avail to prove your real acumen will arise at a critical point in life. Opportunity comes once in a life time. Planning ahead to meet the expectations of these opportunities will construe a mixture called ‘Good Fortune’ or ‘Success’. The maintenance of the proportion of these two entities matters while one prepares for his/her big event.
- “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement”–Helen Keller
As an American author, political activist, and lecturer she was the first deaf and blindperson to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
The two words that must act as the central dogma to lead to success: ‘Think’‘Positive’. If you work diligently, remainsanguine, and possess eternal confidence over the course of the planning process, your event will go comparatively more smoothly, nearing victory. So let a cloud of positive protons surround you while the rain of hope will drench you with abundance of success.
- “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend first four sharpening the axe” –Abraham Lincoln
Being the 16th President of the United States, Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War. This shows how smart an organizer needs to be. It is not only diligence that lets you step on to victory, an amalgamation of intelligence and diligence is what makes an event organizer stand out from the crowd, as an inimitable organizer.
- “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan” – Eleanor Roosevelt
As an American politician, diplomat, and activist she was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States. Through this quote one can comprehend that it is as easy to wish as it is to plan. When someone tells you that ‘it is easy to say a proverb, but putting it into action is hard’ they are wrong. Scientifically and theoretically it is proved that the energy spent to wish and to plan for your wish is the same, except that the time spent may vary. You have immense energy to wish and plan. You should neither waste nor conserve energy. Put it into right use.
- “A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble at his door” –Confucius
A Chinese philosopher of the sixth century B.C; the founder of Confucianism. He promoted a system of social and political ethics emphasizing order,moderation,and reciprocity between superiors and subordinates and planned a very niche management system based on his logical doctrines.
Ultimately Confucius too promotes planning on an early basis. The early bird catches its prey. Similarly, an early, well-planned and prepared organizer captures success.
As the proverb goes, “He, who fails to plan, plans to fail”, do not fail to plan. Even if you do fail after planning, rise up. Failures are the stepping stones to success; learn from them and pave your path to your goal.