Today’s Word: mark

January 9, 2017   =========

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When we talk about a “mark” we are aiming for, we mean our target, our goal, our objective, our purpose. It is more common to use this word in business, to describe the mark you are aiming for, whereas in your personal life you would more likely talk about goals.

This week’s quote is by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and he has good advice on how to reach your mark or goal:

“We aim above the mark to hit the mark.”

This is so true, don’t you think? When we aim to hit our mark, we sometimes don’t reach it, however, if we aim above our mark, then even if we miss it, we will actually reach it!