Friday, January 18, 2008

Message to Myself

I am following my own good advice once previously quoted from quilter Margaret Miller (although somewhere I can hear my Mother saying the same thing). And, as it just so happens, I am currently working on one of her (Margaret Miller's) ideas. This is about moving, staying motivated, maintaining mental energy, enthusiasm. OK, so there are days when our get-up-and-go, has gone-up-and-went, and it's a mystery how to how to pull up our get-along.

Margaret said: "Don't wait for inspiration to start something ... start something and you will get inspired."

11 comments:

atet said...

That's a great message -- and thanks for the reminder!

Screen Door said...

Amen--- To give my husband credit... sometimes, by the end of the evening I'm just wiped out. But DH tells, just go sew for a few minutes and you'll find your energy-- he's right...

Morah said...

Perfect! It goes hand in hand with what I say, "Fake it 'till ya' make it!"

Exuberant Color said...

So true and so many ignore such great advice.

Lucy said...

OOhh this is what I need !!!! Thanks

paula, the quilter said...

That's why I keep some simple shapes on hand -- just to sew for sewing's sake. No plan in mind. It helps a lot and gets me motivated and the creative juices start to flow. Thanks!

Joyce said...

Great advice. It doesn't really matter what you start as long as you start something.

Su Bee said...

Boy, ain't it the truth! It might be an effort to get started, but soon enough you don't want to stop and next thing you know it's 2 am! LOL!

Nadine said...

How true !.. I should send that message to myself as well :>)

Hugs & smiles,
NADINE

Mary said...

Making progress on projects and finishing things inspires me. I also find that having a list and checking things off is a great way to keep me motivated.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Other ways to say it "fake it til you make it" or "first the behaviour, then the feeling". I like the last one best I think.