I'm about to dive into a new wip that I left idling a few months ago. The manuscript I just recently completed is now, temporarily, on the shelf. And that's as it should be - I knew there was something just not quite ... quite about it. Not quite right, not quite there, not quite something. My agent confirmed it when I sent her both partials and she tagged the one I'd recently started tinkering with again. So now I've got to stop the idling and rev 'er up. So, to get my motor going (okay, I'll stop with the car analogies now) I decided to pull out 30 of my favourite motivational quotes that will help me to write something new on the wip every day for the next 30 days. I'll share them here and hope they provide something to anyone who needs a little push to keep writing, keep following their dream, and keep their faith that one day they'll see their book published.
Without further ado, my 30 Quotes for 30 days of Writing:
"Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”
Mark Victor Hansen
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
"Never, never, never, never give up.”
"Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”
“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”
Pamela Vaull Starr
"Little by little one walks far”
“To move ahead you need to believe in yourself...have conviction in your beliefs and the confidence to execute those beliefs.”
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
"It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, "Always do what you are afraid to do."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore,is not an act but a habit."
"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination."
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can't accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through."
"If you can DREAM it, you can DO it."
"I have heard it said that the first ingredient of success - the earliest spark in the dreaming youth - is this; dream a great dream."
John A. Appleman
"You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however."
"If you don't have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?"
"A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown."
K Denis Waitley
"Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown."
H. Ross Perot
"If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up."
Norman Vincent Peale
"How long should you try? Until."
"Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth."
"When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life."
"Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road."
"You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures."
Charles C. Noble
"You can't hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can't catch a fish unless you put your line in the water. You can't reach your goals if you don't try."
"Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan."
"You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential."
"The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach."
"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."
"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."