When I have a down day, I find that it is not because I am lazy or tired, but there is a lack of inspiration and motivation. I attempt to feed myself from others that have done great things before me — those that have been willing to give up the normal life to achieve greatness. I won’t lie, I hope to achieve greatness as well in the future; we all do. But, it is up to each one of us to find things that motivate and inspire our minds, and these following quotes are a few of my favorites (of many others) from some great people in the past.
“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”—Richard Bach
“Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.”—Italian Proverb
“He who begins many things finishes but few.”—Italian Proverb
“It’s a funny thing about life. If you refuse to settle for anything less than the best, that’s what it will give you.”—W. Somerset Maugham
“A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.”—Confucius
“If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.”—Confucius
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”—Thomas Edison
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”—Albert Einstein
“Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!”—Og Mandino
Have any inspirational material? Please, feel free to post a comment and help fellow bloggers that might need that boost of motivation to keep them going. I also would love to see some great inspirational quotes.