Well, not really. My hubby gave me sticky notes a while back with inspirational messages printed across the top. I love ‘em!
Success occurs when no one is looking. Failure occurs when the boss is watching.
Boy, isn’t that the truth? I do great work when I’m on my own, but the minute I happen to mess up, the boss would walk in…or ask to see where I was on a project. Ugh. The same goes for my writing. I write great prose, but when submitted for critique find out just how ‘un-great’ it really is.
Don’t let your successes go to your head or your failures go to your heart.
Just when you get ‘full’ of yourself, you’ll get knocked back on your rear again. Keep your feet on the ground. Or at least have good friends who will pull you out of the clouds when needed.
And my favorite.
Opportunities are never lost; someone else will take the ones you miss.
In other words, snooze, you lose. When an opportunity is right in front of you, suck it up and go for it. Odds are there is someone else just waiting in the wings who’ll gladly jump at the chance if you pass it by.
It’s funny how these sayings can apply to so many different things in our lives, not just our writing. And how they seem to pop up just when we need them. 😉