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November 5, 2009

Monitor motivation

Kate Hart
Natalie Whipple has an "inspiration" section in her sidebar, including some words of encouragement from a fortune cookie. I happen to have a fortune taped to my monitor (right between the RGB codes for work's logo and the CNTL+ALT shortcuts for accent marks):

"A dream you have will come true."

Of course, that's BS unless you put some effort into it, so I also have these reminders:

The first I copied from a Facebook status update by the insanely talented Hudsons: "All vision and no action is a dream, while all action and no vision is a nightmare."

The second came from Natalie Goldberg's Wild Mind: "No one cares that much whether you write or not. You just have to do it."

Whether it's writing, another passion or just life in general, what are your motivational words of wisdom? 

4 comments:

  1. They're not inspirational, per se, but I have the following quotes stuck to my monitor:

    "A conflict only works if the two parties are equal in some way and have some kind of power over each other."

    And:

    "Who wants what and from whom? What happens if they don't get it? Why now?"

    Those are the basics that keep me on the straight and narrow when I write. :)

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  2. Write the darn thing. ~ Janet Evanovich

    Sister Mary Responsibility kicks the ass of The Muse every single time. ~ Nora Roberts

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  3. I did a post on this :) My #1 quote was...

    "People will stare. Make it worth their while."

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  4. Nice ones-- thanks everyone! :)

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