Monday, February 23, 2009


Do you have a mantra? A phrase that encourages you, inspires you, keeps you focused on your goal?

Last year, I read an interview with Mary J. Blige that appeared in a health magazine. This interview was about the healthier habits she was adopting, specifically her exercise routine. Her physical trainer gives all of his clients a bracelet with beads that spell "Discipline." I like that. I like it a lot.

We all know that word applies to more than physical fitness. We need Discipline for all aspects of our writing, too.

Recently I read a interview with Venus Williams. She shared a quote her sister, Serena, sent her, "Take your opportunities as they come and more will follow." Or something like that. It's a great quote, would you agree? It also applies to our writing careers.

In my upcoming June 2009 release, Sweet Deception, the heroine is a published author. Her screensaver reads, "Writers write."

Do you have a mantra or favorite quote?



CS Designs said...

Hi Patricia,

Here's one of my famous mantras (or quotes for those who prefer to call them as such):

"Success is a journey, not a destination."

All the best,

~ Charlotte

Patricia Sargeant said...

Oh, Charlotte. That's a great one. That one's screensaver worthy. :)

Thank you very much for sharing. I hope you're well.



Rhonda McKnight said...

I have lots of scriptures that guide my life, but I've also taken this quote on as my personal mantra for the last five years:

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristole

Patricia Sargeant said...

Rhonda, that one's fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing.



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