Wednesday, December 2, 2015

IWSG: Monthly Inspiration | The Last Wattpad Wednesdays

IWSG was created by the Captain Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh. To visit the IWSG participants, please click here.
Last year I wrote a post under the same title, Monthly Inspiration. You can read that post here. The past few years I have found inspiration within The Art of Success calendar. Each month has a beautiful picture and an inspiring quote. Today, I'll share the quotes with you from the 2015 calendar.


January
Achievement
“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Edward Hillary

February
Perspective
“Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality.” – Shawn Ashmore

March
Optimism
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” – Martin Luther

April
Wisdom
“If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

May
Life
“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha

June
Simplicity
“It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” – Amelia Barr

July
Contentment
“Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.” – Democritus

August
Journey
“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

September
Compassion
“Never look down on anyone unless you’re helping them up.” – Jesse Jackson

October
Innovation
“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” – Chinese Proverb

November
Virtue
“Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.” – Blaise Pascal

December
Determination
“Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined.” – Henry Van Dyke

I hope 2016 will be even more inspirational for us all.

What are your insecurities this month?

Read Reborn from the beginning or the final chapter, Chapter Thirty-Eight. Yes, the complete edition of Reborn is now available for people to read on Wattpad, and this is the end of my Wattpad Wednesdays, at least until I find something else to post on Wattpad.

35 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I like the one about simple things. I'm all about simple.

Nicola said...

Great quotes, Cherie. I must get hold of one of those calendars! Congrats on all you have achieved this year. I've thoroughly enjoyed following your blog this year and look forward to what awaits us in 2016. Hopefully, lots more success stories :) Have a great Christmas!!

TBM said...

Great quotes. Hadn't read the one by Jesse Jackson before.

Julie Flanders said...

I'm going to have to look for a 2016 calendar like that. Love the quotes.

Christine Rains said...

Awesome inspirational quotes! My insecurity today is that Brandon's allergies seem to be getting worse. I really hope he'll get better and we won't have to get rid of the cats! :(

Bob R Milne said...

With a looming deadline ahead, the only inspirational quote I can cling to is that of a wise little green guy - "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

Crystal Collier said...

Love the quotes. I had to pause on Optimism and Determination. My hubby is the overly optimistic one and I'm the determined one, but together we make a great team. I should print a few of those and plaster them next to my computer.

Sherry Ellis said...

Those are all inspiring quotes. Thank you for sharing!

Juneta Key said...

I loved the quotes. I am a quote crazy person, so grabbed them for my file. My favorite...

October
Innovation
“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” – Chinese Proverb

That is what I need to do right now. Great post.
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

Chemist Ken said...

Same insecurity as usual. That I'll never finish my story. Other than that, I'm doing great. :)

Congrats on finishing the story on Wattpad. It will be interesting to see how you viewer stats continue to increase as time goes by.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I like February's quote. That's a good way to describe it.

lorilmaclaughlin.com said...

Thanks for the inspiration! August's Tolkien quote has always been one of my favorites.

SA Larsenッ said...

So many amazing quotes! What a great idea to follow a calendar like this. Thank you so much for sharing!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Such fantastic quotes! You have totally uplifted me.

Olivia Rose said...

Congrats on finishing the story on Wattpad. And thanks for the inspiration!

Olga Godim said...

Wonderful quotes. I love the October one.

M Pax said...

I'm waiting for determination to pay off.

Congrats on finishing on Wattpad! You write awesome stories.

emaginette said...

I'd like to think of myself as determined. :-)

Anna from Elements of Writing

Loni Townsend said...

I think my favorite is Buddha in May.

That's cool that you completed Reborn on Wattpad. Have you found it helped your audience?

Cathy Keaton said...

I think Martin Luther's quote and the Chinese Proverb about the wall and the windmills. Really wonderful, uplifting quotes!

Congrats on getting the full version of Reborn on Wattpad.

Patricia Lynne said...

I like December's. There have been times I've wondered about giving up writing, but then decide I'm too stubborn to and keep going.

authorcgcoppola.com said...

Great quotes. Thanks for sharing!

Heather R. Holden said...

So many great quotes! I especially love the one for December...

Medeia Sharif said...

Great quotes. They definitely inspire. I love the one for this month.

Tyrean Martinson said...

I like the one about windmills. :)
Thanks for sharing, Cherie!

Diane Burton said...

Love the calendar quotes. So inspiring. Best wishes for 2016.

Misha Gericke said...

Those quotes are beautiful and so true.

Mine mainly stem from me sort of actually wanting to write when I know I shouldn't.

Romance Reader said...

Love the quotes, I need to get one like that.

dolorah said...

Awesome inspiration. I hope next year is just as successful for you Cherie.

alexia said...

Love those quotes! The Buddha one is my favorite. I love the idea of having a new life each day!

Michelle Wallace said...

I love all the quotes.
The ones about optimism and compassion really captured me. I'm a compassionate optimist!

Nicole Zoltack said...

So many awesome quotes! The JRR Tolkien one is one of my favorites.

Catherine Stine said...

Amazing quotes, all very inspiring.

cleemckenzie said...

Inspirational quotes from others always help get me through rough patches!

DMS said...

These are very inspiring. I like the one about not looking down on someone unless you are helping them up. :) I also love the one for December. Thanks for sharing!
~Jess