Monday, January 7, 2013

Tuesday's Tinted Ink

Thank you, Flickr.
My first ink tint of the year! I'm really, really, super excited about these posts! I'll be talking about inspiration and creativity on Tuesday's Tinted Ink. A variety of subjects and topics, but all pointed to inspiring you to be all you can!

For the first post, I have some general thoughts on inspiration. Brace yourself. It's probably not going to be what you expected.

I hope to ground you in the best way to be the best YOU. No one else in the world can be like you. Thee is something in ALL of us that makes us unique. Stop trying to copy others and achieve their dreams. Be you and be true to yourself.

I hope you enjoy these thoughts!




1. Be YOU. Stop listening to what everyone else says and celebrate your unique individuality.

2. Always put your best foot forward. Work hard at what you do and work harder than those around you. Your reward comes in your effort. It's not always about winning #1, but it's always going to be about hard work.

3. See what's around you. Explore. Enjoy. Entertain. Inspiration comes from what's inside you and if you never grow, your inspiration will stagnate. Always strive to learn and do more and watch what happens to your inspiration.

Flickr photo
4. Travel to new places. Maybe overseas isn't possible, but what about the sleepy town next door? You will be amazed at the little trinkets of joy and knowledge just waiting outside your back door.

5. Never be satisfied with your craft. There is always room for improvement. Thoughts never created anything. Put your thoughts into action. Write, write, write! Once an amazing idea strikes your fancy, turn the idea into productivity.



18 comments:

  1. Some great thoughts here, we are all unique it is just sometimes hard to remember this and stop comparing ourselves.

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    1. I know! It's so easy to compare who I am to what others have already accomplished. But, to the best of my ability, I am putting a stop to that. Now! No one else is like me and I want to celebrate that!

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  2. Excellent post. It's so easy to see people getting signed by agents or having book launches and think, "Why isn't that me?" But time spent on thoughts like that is pointless. Time is much better spent on striving to write the best story possible, so that one day, the dream can become reality.

    Love the ink pictures!! Very cool. :)

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    1. Hey girl! How are you doing> I haven't heard from you in a while...
      Way to go with the attitude:) That's my point! I want to be the best me and write the best story *I* can:)

      ((Hugs))

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  3. Thanks for this post. I'd like to add one more: people watching. There is no end to creative inspiration there.

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    1. It's amazing what you can learn from simply watching and listening to people. So true!

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  4. Great thoughts here. I do feel inspired! Thank you for this post.

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    1. You're welcome Vik! Thanks so much for visiting!

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  5. This is like free counseling. Haha. I really like the flickr images of ink. It's like the smoke coming from the EVERNEATH.

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    1. So nice to meet and thanks for stopping by. Come back soon and often:)

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    1. Thank you, T.J. I loved your blog post today, too!

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  7. Love the post...and the pics, too!

    I totally agree that to inspire and to be inspired is an action! Something we have to "explore, enjoy, and entertain," as you say, in order to make it GROW!

    I know you have inspired us all with your words. Thank you!

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    1. Natasha, that's so kind of you to say:) I'm so happy to see you posting again. And I'm glad things are looking so inspiring for you and yours!

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  8. Thank you for this lovely post!! Just what I needed to see today.

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    1. Hey Ellie! Thank you! How's it going over your way? Any exciting news?

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