Tuesday, July 1, 2014

IWSG - Encouraging Quotes

Today is IWSG day-the first Wednesday of each month. IWSG stands for Insecure Writers Support Group and was founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh. Our purpose is to share and encourage.  You can follow other IWSG members here or on twitter using the hashtag #IWSG. We also have a Facebook page.

I thought I'd share some encouraging quotes today. Maybe these ten will give you something to think about.  If you find one that speaks to you, share how and why.

1) No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.~ Anonymous

2) You can do anything, but not everything. ~Anonymous

3) Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. ~Dale Carnegie

4) Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning. ~Robert Kiyosaki

5) Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. ~Jim Rohn

6) It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. ~Anonymous

7) If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission. ~Anonymous

8) Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out. ~John Wooden

9) To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. ~Anonymous

10) Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. ~Maya Angelou

I'm afraid numbers 4 and 9 really say a lot about me. Way too often, I give in to my fear and let it control me. I need to get a tattoo that reads lose the fear! Unfortunately, I FEAR needles!

Do you have a favorite quote that says a lot about you? Share!


Charles Gramlich said...

I don't usually have the fear of anything while I'm writing. The fear comes when it's time to market.

S.K. Anthony said...

Ooh these are great. I just love quotes and these are so timely for my state of mind :D

Diane Burton said...

Love the quotes. Now if we could just live them. LOL Best wishes.

emaginette said...

It changes everyday for me. :-)

Anna from Shout with Emaginette

Jess * Jessie * Jessy said...

Thanks Charles - I agree, the marketing, what we have to do after the publishing is what scares me. Of course, we're supposed to get our name out there BEFORE we publish -- that's even scarier!

SK - I love quotes too.

Diane - Yes, live it! New motto. :)

emaginette - thanks for popping in. I feel like I wake up in a new world every day. :)

Julie Musil said...

Loved, loved, loved these quotes! Thanks so much for sharing. (I fear needles as well)

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Great quotes. Good to remember. Not always easy to keep. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

Love all the quotes. There's one that I like: "The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon." Robert Cromier

Patricia Lynne said...

I like number 3. It's motivational for when you fail at something.

Jess * Jessie * Jessy said...

Julie - thanks for popping in. Fearing needles is a terrible thing to have in common. LOL

Beverly - I agree!

Hi Lynn, thanks for sharing. Aren't we blessed that we can do it over and over and over again... until we do it right?

Patricia - I like #3 also. Stepping stones!

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