7 Quotes That Kept Me Going And Helped Me Put In The Work In My Creative Business

Back at the end of July when I decided to take a long break from social media, but mostly from Instagram, I was in a pretty rough place and in an awful state of mind. So during that time I tried to focus my energy on putting myself back together and really think about how I wanted my life to look like in the next few years.

While doing all that, I came across some quotes that helped me tremendously and encouraged me to stay the course and follow my goals.

So, here they are, I hope they will inspire you too!

What’s terrible is to pretend that the second-rate is the first rate. To pretend that you don’t need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you’re capable of better.
— Dorris Lessing
Dorris Lessing The Golden Notebook inspiring quote
It is impossible for you to go on as you were before, so you must go on as you never have.
— Cheryl Strayed
Cheryl Strayed quote Dear Sugar - it is impossible for you to go on
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
— Confucius
the man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones - confucius quote
Freedom lies in being bold.
— Robert Frost
freedom lies in being bold robert frost
You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they perceive as your success.
— Cheryl Strayed
you don't have to get a job that makes you feel comfortable-cheryl strayed quote-dear sugar
For what is man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught
To say the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels…
— Frank Sinatra
frank sinatra quotes and lyrics My Way

Well, this last quote is what my mom says to me all the time. And it has now become my mantra and one of my core values, both in my life and in my business.

Who doesn’t need a wise mother? I don’t know what I’d be doing without mine, if I’m completely honest with you.

You won’t catch fish if you’re afraid of the water.
— My Mom
wise words from mom

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inspirational quotes for creative businesses