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In an effort to push out more consumable and inspirational blog posts, I’m going to start sharing motivating content from across the web, readings, and everyday life. Think about this. Although it…


Happy New Year!

In an effort to push out more consumable and inspirational blog posts, I’m going to start sharing motivating content from across the web, readings, and everyday life.


To kick off the series, have a quote from Stephen King (one of my favorite authors) —

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”

Think about this. Although it may sound simple, there are tangible takeaways. To achieve any sort of longer-term goal or success, you must give up on pure motivation and focus on creating positive habits. Motivation can change based on interests, life happenings, etc., however, habits will endure.


I also came across a Teddy Roosevelt quote on r/Motivation that I wanted to share:

Credit to Reddit user DONUTDAN97 and @lovelydayfleur on Instagram for the artwork.

I love this quote. It reminds me to be thankful for the things I have and to avoid comparing tangible possessions / intangible occurrences that are out of my control. However, it does have me pondering globalization’s influence, for example news media’s constant comparing celebrities, millionaires, poor, challenged communities, etc., etc… Before the widespread availability of news and global connectivity, how would you even know if you were rich or poor in the big-picture comparison?

There’s far too much focus on “reality” television and pop culture today — don’t let it distract you from what’s really important. Put first things first and stay true to yourself.

What are some of your favorite motivational quotes and sources of inspiration?

Originally published at medium.com

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