Deb Sarah’s 5 Favorite Motivating Words

I’ll admit, I’m a pretty wound-up person. Keeping stress at bay can be tough sometimes, so I try to remember these words when I’m juggling a million things. They help me remember to breathe and to keep plugging away. (You can find the above print, and a zillion other cute and motivating sayings for your office or home here.)

Also, at some point in high school, I came across a quote from Goethe that stuck with me, and still rings in my ears: “Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” These words have been the spark for many of my big dreams—writing a novel included.

What sayings or quotes move and motivate you? P.S. Happy New Year!

xo, Sarah

6 thoughts on “Deb Sarah’s 5 Favorite Motivating Words

  1. How about “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”? Never underestimate the power of a woman who has been wronged – to set the wrong right. Anger can be horribly destructive if you let it eat you alive. But if you channel it into action for change? Look out!

  2. I will narrow it down to the three most often visited for
    ideas:
    “What would you attempt if you could not fail?”
    courage:
    “Behold the turtle, he makes progress only if he sticks his neck out.”
    serenity:
    “what goes around, comes around.”

  3. Is it weird that when I first saw this week’s topic, all I could think of was “Strange things are afoot at the Circle K” from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure?

  4. I like that!

    I used to work for a healthcare system that gave us all signs that said “breathe” to hang above our desks. I suspected it was as much for the patients as it was for the office staff.

    Tawna

  5. I have a variation of the Keep Calm poster. Instead of a crown there is a typewriter at top and it says- Keep Calm and Write On. I have it in my office

  6. Ooh, that’s one of my favorite quotes too! Keep Calm and Carry On. It’s always the right thing to do, isn’t it?

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