Encouraging Quotes for Writers

Every writer needs a little motivation here and then, and what inspiration is better than reading a few encouraging quotes?

Writers often experience feelings of doubt and fear of failure, but these can be easily overcome by organizing oneself, planning, believing in oneself and finally writing 🙂

Encouraging Quotes About Organizing Yourself

  • ‘The fact remains that people who are successful share a common secret. They know that get ahead, they must plan, set priorities, and always follow through. In the process, they develop systems that work for them. Their reward? Piece of mind and a gift of extra time – no more looking for the missing file folder, the other sock or a friendÂ’s telephone number.’ (Ronni Eisenberg & Kate Kelly, Organize Yourself!)
  • ‘The hardest part is getting started. Once youÂ’re in motion, it will be easier to keep going. You may well find it isnÂ’t as bad as you expected, and once youÂ’re involved, youÂ’ve overcome the highest hurdle.’ (Ronni Eisenberg & Kate Kelly, Organize Yourself!)

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Encouraging Quotes About Planning

  • ‘Every business has a course and direction, just like a sailboat on the ocean. Left alone, the boat drifts with the wind and currents. But if a captain and the officers have a destination in mind and take control of the boat, it becomes a vehicle to get to the future, a vehicle for realizing dreams.’ (Robert W. Bradford & Brian Tarcy)
  • ‘You canÂ’t work the plan if you donÂ’t have a plan. Plans move vision to reality, intentions to results, and purpose to performance.’ (John E. Johnson & Anne Marie Smith)

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Encouraging Quotes When Afraid of Failure

  • ‘Failure is one of the most dreaded words in the English language. The very idea of failing is enough to stop most people in their tracks. It can cause the majority to simply pack up, turn around and retreat without even trying. Success, on the other hand, is nearly a magical idea for most people. The possibility of succeeding or becoming a ‘success’ is an almost mythical pursuit.’ (Charles C. Manz – The Power of Failure)
  • ‘Changing our perspective is often the key to finding success in seeming failure.’ (Charles C. Manz)
  • ‘All fear comes from picturing the future. Putting things off increases that fear. Soon we are nothing but heavy minds weighing down on weary brains. Only a warriorÂ’s approach will solve this.’ (Steve Chandler)

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Encouraging Quotes When In Doubt

  • ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful writers and committed community members can change the internet world of a Web 2.0 site; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.’ (Jasmine on Seekyt.com, based on Margaret MeadÂ’s quote)
  • ‘Realizing that you have confidence within you, even if it has been hiding for a while, is the first step in reinforcing it. For many who live with doubt, or are in challenging situations, believing that they are even capable of being confident can be difficult. I recommend that, if you are feeling this way, you find some quiet reflection time to help you see that somewhere inside of you lies a confident thought or two. And that is all you need to get to the next level.’ (Barton Goldsmith)

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Encouraging Believe In Yourself Quotes

  • ‘You wonÂ’t realize the distance youÂ’ve walked until you take a look around and realize how far youÂ’ve been.’ (Author Unknown)
  • ‘Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.’ (Andre Gide)
  • ‘You must do the thing you think you cannot do.’ (Eleanor Roosevelt)

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Encouraging Writing Quotes

  • ‘All writers need a kick start, a starterÂ’s pistol, a spur to the flank, something that jolts them into action. This recurring need leads them to explore the world and their own experiences for writing ideas. Such curiosity turns them into hunters and gatherers who collect the raw materials that render their reports and stories interesting and significant.’ (Roy Peter Clark – Help! For Writers)
  • ‘Each piece of writing benefits from a focus, a guiding idea, a scene or an emotion that communicates to writer and reader what the work is really about. A telegram, Twitter post, or haiku needs a focus, but so does a short story, a love note or a complaint about your plumber to the Better Business Bureau.’ (Roy Peter Clark – Help! For Writers)

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And just how do you make time for a 30 Days Challenge, my dear writer?

  • ‘ItÂ’s made in your mind. By slowing down. Paradoxically. By creating your day. By being ruthless. With great swings and swipes of your samurai sword. You develop a brutal grace.’ (Steve Chandler)

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