Friday, August 06, 2010

Words of wisdom

Writers all have times when the going gets tough.

Life intrudes.
The story won't flow.
The ideas are scarce.
The rejections keep flowing in.

This week, Rachelle Gardner had a fabulous post titled 'Good to Great' and it really resonated with me.

What really hit home:

Just because it's hard work, it doesn't mean you're not good. Sometimes it's hardest for those who are the best.

Commitment, dedication, persevering, and working harder in the face of stiff competition - these are the traits of a winner.

Feel like you're working really hard? Good. Don't stop. Have a big setback? Only you can choose whether it will be the end of your dream, or a motivator to press ahead with renewed strength.

Are you weary? Time to decide whether you're passionate enough to keep pursuing your dream.

"Success is measured not in how many times you fall down, but by how many times you get back up."

Go read the full post here.

4 comments:

Lacey Devlin said...

They're great quotes :) Thanks for the link!

Nicola Marsh said...

They really resonated with me, Lacey.

You're welcome :)

joanne pibworth said...

Thanks Nicola, it's not been the best of weeks for me so this resonated with me too today. x

Nicola Marsh said...

Same here, Joanne, that's why these quotes really made me stop and think.

Hope next week is better for you :)