Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, get-to-know-us question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.
QUESTION: Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you?
Diane MacKinnon: One of my all-time favorite quotes is “Leap, and the net will appear.” I used to keep it posted in my home office and it’s inspired many positive changes in my life. Sometimes the leap is a big shift, like leaving a job that’s secure and lucrative and taking another one that allows more time for other (less lucrative) passions. Sometimes the leap is taking a friendship to a deeper level by being more honest than ever before. In everything, there is risk, but I believe that when we go toward what is more authentic for us there will always be a net under us, no matter how big the risk.
Deborah Lee Luskin: “There are only three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, nobody knows what they are.” Attributed to W. Somerset Maugham. When I get stuck, this reminds me to just make it up as I go along . . .
Lisa J. Jackson: I find new quotes all that time that inspire, but of course here I am replying to the post and none are popping into my head! Oh, “Live long and prosper.” (letting my Star Trek geekiness show) “You can’t edit a blank page.” (so true – encourages me to get some and any words on a page. There’s one along the lines of “Yesterday is the past, let it go. Tomorrow is the future, so there’s nothing to do yet. Today is the present, treat it like the gift it is.” I know that’s not the exact wording, but it’s what my heart tells me, and it’s very meaningful, don’t you think?