What Winners Have That Losers Don’t!

” Winners view ticking clocks as precious time, and work fervently to accomplish much before the sun goes down.

Losers view ticking clocks as the means to get them closer to the end of their 8-hour work day.”

~ Nonnie Jules

My close friend and colleague, Nonnie Jules, at Rave Reviews Book Club, always inspires me to be the very best I can be, both in my personal life and my professional life as a writer at Fiora Books and administrator at Rave Reviews. She is the founder and President of our book club, an excellent writer in her own right, as well as a loving mother and wife. I do not know anyone who dedicates more hours in any given day to promote the well-being of others. This quote, along with many other pearls of wisdom, can be found at Quotes By Nonnie. Continue reading “What Winners Have That Losers Don’t!”

Work Earnestly, And You’ll Avoid The Crowds!

“Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.”

~ Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist and philosopher. He was the initiator of the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, New York, and died tragically in 1915 aboard the British passenger liner, RMS Lusitania, torpedoed by a German U-Boat off the coast of Ireland. Continue reading “Work Earnestly, And You’ll Avoid The Crowds!”

Just Get Up And Go To Work!!

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.

~ Stephen King

King, a contemporary of mine, was born and raised in Maine in 1947, and is an acclaimed American author of horror, fantasy, science fiction, as well as supernatural fiction and suspense. He began his writing career in high school with short stories that he actually sold to his friends for profit! Too often, I lament, along with many of my fellow Indie authors, about the difficulty of marketing our books. It seems that young Stephen King had that all figured out – even before the advent of the Internet and social media! Continue reading “Just Get Up And Go To Work!!”

Do You Wake Up In Your Greatness Each Morning?

“If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.”

~ Paul (Bear) Bryant

 

Paul Bryant, a successful college football coach over many years at the University of Alabama, knew something about what it takes to be a winner. His formula for victory has many familiar elements: dedication, pride, and the courage to persevere and never quit. I read also, that he once said that even after you achieve a particular goal, you don’t quit – you set a new goal and keep working. That last line was important to me because it put the idea of quitting as something a person should never entertain.

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