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 Replies to “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
    “What would you attempt if you could not fail?”
    “Behold the turtle, he makes progress only if he sticks his neck out.”
    “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.


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