Now, I’m not one of those people who run around the garden barefoot wearing a white robe and scattering rose petals behind me whenever there’s a full moon, but I do get a lot out of a good motivational/uplifting quote.
The quote below was one I found on 27th May 2011. I could have done with having read it a few weeks ago, as there’s been a few times recently where I’ve felt like the second would have been the easier option!
“Never give up. Die first.”
This is a quote (aimed at encouraging writers) which I was lucky enough to stumble upon via a tweet linked to this site: http://bit.ly/iqHa09 Nick Daws’ Writing Blog. The quote itself is from Mike O’Neill, also known as ‘Mr Edit’ on www.mr-edit-literary-services.co.uk and it’s just a great motivational piece for writers everywhere (I’ve made it into a new screen-saver on my mac!).
When you’re working away day after day with one goal – and one goal only – you get to a point sometimes where ‘giving up’ really starts to sound remarkably appealing! It’s days like that when a good quote can help so much and some days quotes like this (all courtesy of Twitter users), help too:
“A true professional works as hard on Friday afternoon as he does on Monday morning. Idiot.” and
“Think calm, happy thoughts as you drift to sleep and you’ll feel so much better when you wake up tomorrow. Assuming you do wake up tomorrow.”
Feel better? No, then how how about these? Gywn also says “Today is the first day of the rest of the week. Make every moment of today count. Start with a long, brisk walk. Unless it’s raining. Or you’re a bit tired.”
Here’s a couple of latecomers to end with:
“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” – John Woode