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J is for Just Keep Going #AtoZChallenge

I love encouraging others!

Since I love encouraging others so much, I’m sharing Creative Encouragement Memes for this year’s A to Z Blog Challenge. The quotes are from all over, but I took each photo with my iPhone. Here’s today’s featured letter:

(photo by Tui Snider)
(photo by Tui Snider)

J is for Just Keep Going

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

I like this quote because it’s so simple and obvious and yet, if you slow down and roll it around in your mind it can stir up a lot of feelings. For instance, in my case it stirs up thoughts about deadlines, missed opportunities, piling my plate too high, feeling rushed to create, not enjoying the process, and comparing my creative progress to others.

Pretty good for a wee little quote by some ancient dude! Guess that’s why we still quote Confucius in the 21st century…

How about you? When you stop and think about this quote for a minute or two, what emotions bubble up for you?

 

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What is the April A to Z Blog Challenge?

Each April, bloggers from all over the world participate in the April A to Z blog challenge, and you can too. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to meet other bloggers.

To play along, all you do is make a blog post for each letter of the alphabet during April, then visit as many other bloggers as you can. In addition to my personal blog here, I’m also writing A to Z posts for the the Story Dam writing community. You can check those out by clicking here: Story Dam’s Writing Quotes & Encouragement 

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Tui Snider is an author, speaker, and photographer who specializes in quirky, haunted, and downright bizarre destinations. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!” Snider's writing and photography have been featured in a variety of publications, including Coast to Coast AM, FOX Travel News, LifeHack, Langdon Review, the City of Plano, Wild Woman Waking, Shades of Angels and more. Snider’s award-winning books include Paranormal Texas, The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber, and Unexpected Texas. Snider has several more books in progress, including a Field Guide to Cemetery Symbols and a book about the Great Texas Airship Mystery of 1897. Tui has worn a lot of hats in her life – literally – and is especially fond of berets. She enjoys connecting with writers and readers all over the globe through social media, her newsletter and her website: TuiSnider.com.
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6 Comments

  1. I’ve always been a pretty slow person for the most part–I like to think things out if I can. When the time calls for moving fast then I can usually manage well and come up with quick solutions to problems. But it’s nice to enjoy the scenery and absorb life as much as one can.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  2. This quote reminds me of one of my favorite poems.

    Don’t Quit
    ~~~~~~~~
    When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
    When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill,
    When the funds are low and the debts are high
    And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
    When care is pressing you down a bit,
    Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
    Life is queer with its twists and turns,
    As every one of us sometimes learns,
    And many a failure turns about
    When he might have won had he stuck it out;
    Don’t give up though the pace seems slow–
    You may succeed with another blow,
    Success is failure turned inside out–
    The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
    And you never can tell how close you are,
    It may be near when it seems so far;
    So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit–
    It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.
    – Edgar A. Guest

  3. So true :) tho sometimes i wish i cld stop for a bit, and at others wish i cld go faster :)

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