Saturday, March 13, 2010
Feeling low? Wondering if you have what it takes to start working toward a career in writing? Trying to figure out how someone like you could even consider writing as a career choice?
Well then, this is the motivational quote for you!
"There are no great people in this world, only great challenges that ordinary people rise to meet." - William Frederick Halsey, Jr.
It's easy to put successful writers up on pedestals. It's also easier and safer to believe that they have something you don't. At least that way, if you get a rejection letter you can admit that you're not Robert Frost, Stephen King or J.K. Rowling.
But as Halsey points out, were all the same. It's how you approach the challenges in your life that make the difference. You have to ask yourself:
* Do I want to let fear of failure keep me from even trying or do I want to be the one who reaches for the stars?
* Do I want to be the person who criticizes what she does or do I want to be the one who believes in herself?
* Do I want to be the one who allows rejection to stop me from pursuing my dream or do I want to be the one who allows rejection to motivate me to try again?
Never forgot that you are the one who has the power to make your dreams come true. Use that power. Think of how you will rise up to meet the challenges along the way. Be determined to succeed!