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Monday, January 16, 2017

Motivation Monday! Quotes to Move You Forward

It's the beginning of the week and the middle of the month. Do you know where your muse is? Is your year starting off with passion and promise? Are you maintaining your resolutions? Or are your goals getting lost in the day-to-day madness of it all?

Well, today's post will hopefully encourage, inspire and enlighten you as you ascend greater heights this month, this year, in your writing journey.

And I'd like to dedicate these thoughts on positive thinking and progress to a man who was the perfect embodiment of both: Dr. Martin Luther King, JR.



"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
--Eleanor Roosevelt
" Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
-- Martin Luther King
"A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit."
--Richard Bach
"All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty."
--Proverbs 14:23

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily."
--Zig Ziglar

"Only you can control your future."
-- Dr. Seuss
"Take another bite of chocolate. It’ll help."
--Anna Marie Gire
"Successful people have big libraries. So read to succeed!"
--Shel Horowitz

"If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."
--Thomas Edison
"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice."
--John Templeton
Your turn.

Thoughts? Any favorites you'd like to add?
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  1. Wise and wonderful words, thanks for sharing, Jen! I've always liked the quote, "Be yourself, everyone else is taken." I believe Oscar Wilde gets the credit for that one.

  2. Motivation is exactly what I needed. Your quotes inspired me. Thanks!

  3. Thank you for these quotes of motivation. I love the John Templeton one. It is true for any walk of life.

  4. Thanks, Celeste. I live by that quote. :-)

  5. Oh, wow, Jennifer! These are awesome. I can't see the staircase lately, and am hanging back on that first step. The holidays and a rotten cold have kind of waylaid me. I have, however, written two new poems so I guess that's something. Thanks for always being such a beacon!

  6. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." This quotes resonates with me because we don't realize how often we give up our power.