So I saw a quote the other day and it made me think about my life and my writing which is always a GOOD thing.
Words hold so much power. As an author I understand that at a fundamental level. So when a few words inspire me, I know they are something I was meant to see and take to heart.
What makes this quote even better is that it is from an author. Authors taking advice from authors, right?
So here’s the quote from Ayn Rand:
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”
There are all types of quotes and to me this is an anthem quote. I can almost hear the music behind the words (as with any inspirational scene in a movie).
So tonight I wanted to share these words with you. If you feel like you want to do something, then do it, or at least TRY.
I think that is what stops many of us – the fear of trying. We aren’t going to be successful at everything. But I think many are afraid of failure so they don’t even try.
But here’s the ironic thing. If you never try something that speaks to your heart, then isn’t that a form of failing?
So pick up those paintbrushes, sketchbook, instrument, laptop and create. Go back to school, take singing lessons, learn how to ski, take up quilting, heck run for office.
Do something. Try something. You might be surprised at the results.