Having a hard time getting started or finding the will to continue? We’ve all had those days when we find it hard to go on with whatever project we’ve started, or even getting started at all. As an author, there are times of self-doubt and discouragement that can slow me down. Sometimes a bit of wisdom or inspiration from those who have also experienced these things is in order. We all need that pat on the back and encouragement to push us onward to success. One of my favorite little sayings is ~ Resistance means Persistence. So I persist forward in my goals as an author/writer, and hopefully you will too in whatever endeavor you’ve chosen.
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeat.” ~ B. C. Forbes
“Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.” ~ Dale Carnegie
“Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.” ~Art Linkletter
“Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it!” ~ Winston Churchill
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.” ~ Zig Ziglar
“Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.” ~ Georges-Louis Leclerc
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” ~ Albert Einstein
“When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you till it seems as if you couldn’t hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that’s just the place and time that the tide will turn.” ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ~ King Martin Luther, Jr.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” If you do not have persistence then no amount of education, talent, or genius can make up for it. ~ Stephen Richards ~ Aristotle
“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“The most essential factor is persistence–the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.” ~ James Whitcomb Riley
“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.” ~ Louis Pasteur
“Consider the postage stamp: Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.” ~ Josh Billings
Here’s hoping that whatever inspires you will make 2016 a successful year for you!