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7 Inspiring Quotes About Writing

7 Inspiring Quotes About Writing

Arguably, you’re not a true artist until you’ve doubted everything you’ve ever created or that you will create in the future. Doubt comes with the territory, but we don’t have to embrace it! Bryan Hutchinson of Positive Writer shares some of the best quotes about writing and overcoming doubt:

If you’re a writer (or any kind of artist), the odds are you’ve struggled with doubt and I bet there have been days when it has been downright overwhelming, perhaps even enough to make you want to give in and give up.

Fear not, doubting one’s self is human nature, but (and this is a big BUT) it’s also part of human nature to overcome and triumph over one’s doubts.

YOU can do it! Yes, you can!

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    Don’t get me wrong, deadlines are important and I prefer completing work earlier rather than later, but when I focus too much on a deadline I end up stalling and if I am not careful, I get completely stuck.

    The key for me to get past this is to try not to think about the due date, get to work right away and finish early.

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    It wasn’t always that way. I used to be the last minute master of disaster, but that was exhausting and depressing, and I rarely (if ever) completed my work on time.

    When I finally realized how refreshing and rewarding it is to complete work early I began winning the internal struggle of starting. I still struggle, and I guess I always will, but I also continue to get better at starting and finishing!

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      I am in no way comparing myself to God, but I do love this particular quote, because on days when I struggle to find the right words and everything I write seems inane, or the words just don’t come, I read it and remind myself it’s not always going to be easy.

      Sometimes passion is hard work and I need to roll up my sleeves and press on.

      This quote is also helpful when my inner critic mocks me by telling me other writers are so much better and, of course, they have it easier. “They can write at will.” It tells me. “It’s easy for them.”

      Yep, and the grass is always greener…

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        How many of us worry about whether we are any good or not? Writing is subjective. Stop thinking about it and just do it.

        If you keep writing, you’ll get better, so don’t stress yourself over it.

        At least, that’s what I tell myself, and I think it’s working! And that leads us to…

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          It took me fifteen years to decide if this quote ticked me off or made me feel better.

          But he’s got a good point, don’t think about it – do it.

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            Practice and persistence is the key to victory. Don’t give up, keep going, keep writing!

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              That’s the truth of it, isn’t it? Be compelling, tell an interesting story and the rest will take care of itself.

              We tend to put way too much pressure on ourselves to be perfect, to dot every i and cross every t, and yet, what we should concern ourselves with is writing a good story.

              Let the editors edit. All you need to concern yourself with is writing something remarkable. This leads me to my final quote for this post…

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                 You’ve got something remarkable to say, so say it!

                I hope you enjoyed these quotes, now it’s your turn…

                Bryan Hutchinson is the author of Positive Writer, an award winning blog for writers and all creatives who struggle from time to time with confidence and trust in their ability to create work that matters.

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                How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

                How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

                As it appears, the human mind is not capable of not thinking, at least on the subconscious level. Our mind is always occupied by thoughts, whether we want to or not, and they influence our every action.

                When we were still children, our thoughts seemed to be purely positive. Have you ever been around a 4-year old who doesn’t like a painting he or she drew? I haven’t. Instead, I see glee, exciting and pride in children’s eyes. But as the years go by, we clutter our mind with doubts, fears and self-deprecating thoughts.

                Just imagine then, how much we limit ourselves in every aspect of our lives if we give negative thoughts too much power!

                We’ll never go after that job we’ve always wanted because our nay-saying thoughts make us doubt our abilities.

                We’ll never ask that person we like out on a date because we always think we’re not good enough.

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                We’ll never risk quitting our job in order to pursue the life and the work of our dreams because we can’t get over our mental barrier that insists we’re too weak, too unimportant and too dumb.

                We’ll never lose those pounds that risk our health because we believe we’re not capable of pushing our limits.

                And we’ll never be able to fully see our inner potential because we simply don’t dare to question the voices in our head…

                But enough is enough! It’s time to stop these limiting beliefs and come to a place of sanity, love and excitement about life, work and ourselves.

                So, how can we tap into the power of positivity?

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                “Happiness cannot come from without, it comes from within.” – Helen Keller

                It’s not as hard as it may seem; you just have to practice, practice, practice. Here are 4 simple yet powerful ideas on how you can get started.

                1. Learn to substitute every negative thought with a positive one.

                Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with a positive thought. It’s just like someone writes a phrase you don’t like on a blackboard and then you get up, erase it and write something much more to your liking.

                Just take a look at these 10 Positive Affirmations for Success that will Change your Life.

                2. See the positive side of every situation, even when you are surrounded by pure negativity.

                This one is a bit harder to put into practice, which does not mean it’s impossible.

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                You can find positivity in everything by mentally holding on to something positive, whether this be family, friends, your faith, nature, someone’s sparkling eyes or whatever other glimmer of beauty.

                If you seek it, you will find it.

                3. At least once a day, take a moment and think of 5 things you are grateful for.

                This will lighten your mood and give you some perspective of what really is important in life and how many blessings surround you already.

                Here’re 60 Things To Be Thankful For In Life that can inspire you.

                4. Change the mental images you allow to enter your mind.

                How you see yourself and your surroundings make a huge difference to your thinking.

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                Instead of dwelling on dark, negative thoughts, consciously build and focus on positive, light and colorful images, thoughts and situations in your mind a few times a day.

                Learn from this article how to change your mental images: How to Think Positive and Eliminate Negative Thoughts

                If you are persistent and keep on working on yourself, your mind will automatically reject its negative thoughts and welcome the positive ones.

                And remember:

                You are (or will become) what you think you are.

                This is reasonable enough to be proactive about whatever is going on in your head.

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