Are you missing your motivated self today? Well I have your back and I have some words that will kick you in the rear and get you moving again. The reality is that you have the ability to throw up as many obstacles for yourself as you want. But you also have the ability to find ways to say yes to what is in front of you. Choose yes. Choose to find your way around the obstacles.
So let's get motivated! Let's be inspired. These greats did everything to make it as writers. Are you do everything you can? Do you deserve a spot next to their name some day? And if not, what are you doing to change
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. -Maya Angelou
I got sick of just getting by each day. I wanted to thrive. This is your one shot to do everything you want in this word.
If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word. - Margaret Atwood
Stop waiting for the right day, the right words, the right time, or the right feeling. You can't wait for perfect to happen.. Publishing isn't perfection or linear. But it does require you to move forward.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
Oh my! Oh my! This is my kryptonite. The fear of disappointing "future" me kicks me in the ass every time. You will be so proud of yourself 20 years from now if you pick courage today!
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
"I don't much care where –"
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Where do you want to be? Why do you want to pubish? Go read my blog about knowing your why and being driven by it. If you don't know your why, it is hard to stay driven because it doesn't matter what you do next. Give yourself a path.
“With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.” - Theodore Lesieg (Dr. Suess)
Let's be real. It wouldn't be quotes from authors without a little Suess. Don't waste your potential on fear. You are so capable. And if you lead with faith in yourself, a purpose, and passion, you will rarely go wrong.
No matter which way you look at everything, you are in full control of the results. If you believe you can't make your dreams happen, then you're right. And if you believe you could be the next best-selling author, then you're right. It's all about the frame of mind you walk forth into the world with. So break down the mental barriers and make your dreams happen.
BONUS QUOTE, because I loved it.
“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
― C.S. Lewis
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