Some would say—don’t strive for what cannot be achieved. But how do you know what can be achieved without trying?
Nor is it correct to say—Be happy with what you’ve got.
Should happiness depend on inferiority?

No, to my way of thinking expectations should align with ability. Therefore if one increases the ability to achieve higher goals by determination and perseverance, higher achievements will be the norm.


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About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp is a seventy-four-year-old member of The Society of Authors. He is also a bestselling writer. He writes stories that appeal to those who like challenging themselves to solve mysteries that are set out before their eyes. His introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn’t until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself! On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic incident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively—out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel —The Desolate Garden. Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to become a $30 million film. The option lasted for six years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company. All ten of his novels are now published by Next Chapter Publishing Company which has added an edition titled The Heirs And Descendants Collection, which holds all four books of that series, alongside an edition titled The Lies And Consequences Collection which contains all four volumes of that series. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed executive of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of book signing events. He has also appeared on 'live' television in the UK publicising his first novel. He likes to write quotes and it's on Goodreads where you can find them--- An example of these quotes opens his novel--Once I Was A Soldier:--There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality. Less
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8 Responses to Achievements

  1. I love this, Daniel.
    Spot on!

    Are you working on a memoir now?

  2. Daniel Kemp says:

    I thought I’d do it piecemeal and leave it all to be put together after I die— 😛 😛 😛

  3. Jim Borden says:

    it’s amazing what a difference a little bit of effort can make…

  4. Daniel Kemp says:

    You’re absolutely right, Jim

  5. This is my mantra, Danny. I come from a background where money was always a huge issue. Impoverished by today’s standards.

  6. Daniel Kemp says:

    It is a lifetime away now but I wanted to be either an accountant or a helicopter pilot on leaving school. I ended up being neither of those things, but it was the excitement that drew me closer than the care of money. Having said that, I met a few people to whom money was like a magnet to them, only with their case it was ‘like poles’ that attracted. One way or other banks have fascinated me. I’m pleased you came through the impoverished side of life working your way up to where you have arrived today. KPMG has always been the benchmark when any form of financial advice was needed.

  7. Onisha Ellis says:

    The underachiever is one of the sadder sides of life. Each baby opens its eyes in a world of promise. The age old question of nature vs nurture comes into play.

  8. Daniel Kemp says:

    Yes, nothing is as black and white as my ‘quote’ makes life appear. And you’re also right– that age-old saying of– Just think of how far you could have gone if only you had worked harder at school– is a damaging legacy to carry through life.

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