ME Monday – I Love Quotes

If you’ve been following this blog since the beginning (you know, “way back when” in May 2012) you may remember I love inspirational quotes. When I was working in Seattle, I filled my cubicle with hundreds of quotes and read many of them daily. I like little snippets of inspiration, even if they are old, tired and pointless to most people. I almost* always find something that changes my life for the better when I read them.

quote on dove chocolate

*except the quote I found on this Dove wrapper. This one was just plain stupid… And yes, I love chocolate and eat it daily. Still, not impressed.

Oddly enough, I don’t relate quotes to my running very often. I use them more to help me through little rough patches that the rest of life throws at me. However, today I was thinking about the quote on my Oiselle Athlete Page. It’s one of my favorite quotes about both training and life:

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” -Robert Collier

And this is the direction I’m going with my training. I’m not changing anything big. There is nothing very new or novel in my training. I’m just going to focus on the small efforts that I can make, because when they add up, I think they can add up to something special.

What do YOU think? Yay or nay on quotes? If you like them, share some good ones with me! 

 

8 thoughts on “ME Monday – I Love Quotes

  1. I really like that quote you shared (not the chocolate one; that one makes no sense!) and I think I’m actually going to hang it on the wall above my bed. I love inspirational quotes, especially ones that remind me of the importance of day-to-day efforts, because I get easily distracted thinking about the future and how I haven’t reached my distant goals yet.

    One quote I saw last week that I liked was from Winston Churchill: “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

  2. Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance!

    Practice makes perfect is a fallacy. Perfect practice makes perfect! That is why Tiger Woods, Galen Rupp, Lebron James, and Serena Williams all have coaches.

  3. I love quotes too! Have to admit I don’t love when people tweet ONLY quotes, but normally I love them. My absolute favorite is “Courage is Fear holding on a minute longer.” by Patton. It reminds me to hold on just a bit longer in training and races no matter the pain :)

    • I saw that one last week, maybe one your blog or you tweeted about it? I love that one too! I will remember it on my next marathon. Way to rock it this past weekend!

  4. I love this! I love quotes, although I am not one to search them out – and I’m so glad you thought that Dove one was stupid – I read it and was not impressed!;-)
    I LOVE the one your wrote about success. I would totally agree.
    Have a great day!

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