Today I was feeling frustrated. I’d been working hard on a project but it wasn’t moving forward. I thought of a quote from the humorist Will Rogers, one I’ve often used when speaking about strategic planning or leadership. He said, “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
How often do you find that a great quote can inspire you, inform you, give you just the kick of encouragement you need at a particular moment?
Happens to me all the time.
I’ve long collected quotes that speak to me in various files and electronic folders. I turn to them for inspiration and I often share them in writings and speeches. People tell me they look forward to these morsels of wisdom, encouragement, and power. In fact one friend told me she was addicted to the quotes I post on Facebook and twitter.
So I’ve collected the best of of the quotes and shared them on a new page here http://gloriafeldt.com/quotes-that-inspire-me/ Take a gander and see if you find your favorites there.
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right—for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
“It is our choices … that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” — J.K. Rowling
“A woman who knows her power has in her hands the key to her own happiness and success.” —Raffaella Barker
“It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.” —Sally Kempton
And probably my all-time favorite:
“Well behaved women rarely make history.” —Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.
Browse the “Quotes that Inspire me” page to find quotes that speak to you. Feel free to use any of them with attribution to their creators. And you can even share these pages in their entirety.
Do you have a favorite quote? E-mail it to me and I’ll add it. I’ll also keep adding new quotes as I find them, so we’ll all have a repository of encouraging words when we need them.
I’ll give the wonderful author Isabel Allende the last word:
“You are the storyteller of your own life, and you can create your own legend or not.”
Go for it! And be sure to bookmark the page for when you need some encouraging words.