Monday Motivation (#4)

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It’s the start of another work week and I finally have to go back to my real job. I can’t believe my two weeks off has already gone by! I miss my coworkers though and I’m fortunate enough that I really enjoy my job. Anyway, my point is that it’s Monday and that means another round of Monday Motivation. (If you missed any of the previous entries you can view them here.) Since I actually have to go back to work too, I thought I’d share some quotes from authors about work (and hard work in particular).

“Nothing will work unless you do.” ~ Maya Angelou

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” ~ Stephen King

“I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.” ~ Ray Bradbury

“If you really believe in what you’re doing, work hard, take nothing personally and if something blocks one route, find another. Never give up.” ~ Laurie Notaro

If you’re feeling a bit more cynical today, I’ve still got you covered. Here are a couple sarcastic quotes from Robert Frost and Mark Twain to sass up your morning.

“The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.” ~ Robert Frost

“Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.” ~ Mark Twain


The summary on this one is pretty easy (once you take out the Frost and Twain quotes, at least). If you want something, and it’s worth it to you, then you need to work hard in order to achieve it. Some things come easily in life but most require a lot of hard work and dedication.

Also, don’t turn off your brain when you get to the office as Frost mentions. For one thing, you probably won’t do very good work. But also, think of the multitude of writing ideas you’ll miss out on if you aren’t paying attention!

Happy Monday, everyone!

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