“Never Never give up.”
– Winston Churchill.
Welcome to the latest installment in my series of Motivation Quotes for writers as part of the Blogging A-Z April Challenge.
The timing of this quote is pure coincidence. However, yesterday when this should’ve gone up, the world watched on in abject horror as those blazing orange flames engulfed historic Notre Dame Cathedral. As I and millions like me, watched on in shock and abject horror, the fire department fought that blaze with everything they had and more and they managed to salvage more of the cathedral than I ever thought was possible. Confirmation…never give up!
“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my
troubles are going to have troubles with me!”
― Dr. Seuss
All too often, we hear the most incredible stories of overcoming illness, disability, terrible accidents and even going as far as conquering Everest, the mighty mountain herself.
However, I also somewhat disagree with Winston Churchill. While never giving up might be good political rhetoric, sometimes we need to give up, walk away and try something else. Perhaps, devoting a year or so to writing that book, isn’t worth the investment either in time or money. We need to be strategic, and try to see the bigger picture and no be so focused on the goal that there is no plan B.
With this in mind, I’ve included the following quotes:
“Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed
vision. Visions don’t change, they are only refined.
Plans rarely stay the same, and are scrapped or
adjusted as needed. Be stubborn about the vision, but
flexible with your plan.”
John C. Maxwell
“Throwing your heart into something is great, but
when any one thing becomes all that you stand for,
you’re vulnerable to an identity crisis when you pivot
to a Plan B.”
“Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.”
What are your thoughts? I’d love to hear from you!