“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go” ~ William Feather
My favorite quote of all time.
I know it’s a bit weird for me to post this after just talking about my critique a few days ago (or maybe, it’s completely appropriate) but every time I’m feeling a bit discouraged, or lose my motivation for writing (or anything, really), I look at this quote. It reminds me of my reasons for doing the things I love to do, and why I won’t give them up and why I can’t quit.
I have many other quotes that I look back on, but this was the one that basically started my journey to wanting to become a published author, of wanting others to read the stories I create. I saw this some time around middle school ( I don’t really remember when or how), and immediately wrote it down in my small ‘writers’ notebook. When developing a story became tough, or I felt like my stories weren’t as good as the ones I looked up to, I’d look at this quote and think “I can’t stop. If I hang on just a bit longer, it’ll get better.”
I was tough on myself as a child, a bit of a perfectionist (still am at times) and reading this quote made me feel like I was doing something right. That as long as I didn’t give up and I kept trying, I was doing something right.
Now, I wanna hear your thoughts. Do you have anything that helps get you back into what you love? Quotes? Pictures? Stories? Share them!