Quotes to Inspire Your Freelance Writing Business

On starting, perfection and mastery

“When we try something new and hard and we are necessarily inept, we tend to see it as a sign that we’re not competent rather than the first of many failures on the road to mastery.”  ~ Tweet by Shane Parrish of the Farnam Street blog and The Knowledge Project podcast – 12/19/18

On coming into your own

“Man, sometimes it takes you a long time to sound like yourself.”  ~ Miles Davis – Quoted by Douglas Balmain on Medium – 11/18

On fear

“Act faster than your fear.”  ~ Heather Deveaux of The Freelance Writing School

“Remember our rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it…”

“…[T]he more fear we feel about a specific enterprise, the more certain we can be that that enterprise is important to us and the growth of our soul.”

~ Steven Pressfield in “The War of Art” – Quoted by Marie Forleo in Evan Carmichael’s YouTube video: Start Before You’re Ready – 11/14/18

On perfectionism

“Done is better than perfect.”  ~ Heather Deveaux of The Freelance Writing School 

“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”  ~ John Steinbeck – Quoted in tweet by Jorden Roper Makelle of Creative Revolt – 11/21/18

On creativity

“Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.” ~ Samuel Johnson – Quoted in Ed Newman’s post on Medium: “Two Books on Creativity” – 11/24/18

On growth mindset

“It takes a lot to put yourself out there, and you’re going to have things that you write that you think are great but the client isn’t going to like, or the client loves it then it just fails miserably in the marketplace. And so having that growth mindset where you can look at these ‘failures’ as learning opportunities is very important.”

“If you’ve got a growth mindset, it’s this idea that…I’m not as good at writing right now as I want to be. I’m not as good at sales right now as I want to be, but that’s cool because I can get better at this. I can do this in deliberate practicing.”

~ Paul Buzan, Copywriter – Quoted in Haris Halkic’s interview with Paul Buzan: “Paul Buzan On The Exact Rules Of Becoming A Freelance Copywriter From Scratch”

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