I redid my corkboard above my desk the other day. (This is what you do when you want to feel productive, but don’t want to write–you type all of the hand-written quotes you have on your board, choose fonts and colors for each one, and print them out.)
I thought I’d share the quotes I’ve found worthy of posting on my board:
“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost
This one reminds me to keep going and not quit when I’m tempted to.
“We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.” – Kahlil Gibran
I love Kahlil Gibran. I have about six of his books on my shelf. To me, this one says that we’re predisposed towards certain attitudes or approaches to life, so that we end up living our lives in a way that invites certain experiences. So, if I don’t like the joys and sorrows in my life, I need to shift my priorities or actions.
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb
Get started, now. Don’t quit, just keep going. That’s what I take from this one.
“The stressful part is the hoping.” – Seth Godin
I agree with this. Which is why I try to just put my head down and keep plugging away, because if I spend too much time hoping for a specific outcome it stresses me out and makes me unhappy. But if I just put my head down and work, I’ll probably get to the same result, but without the stress in the interim.
“You’ll get out the other side. You’re too determined not to, so I have absolute faith.” – (A friend)
This was from a friend a while back when I was doubting this whole writing thing. (And all of my life decisions at that point.) It just reminds me I do have people in my corner who believe in me.