How I did it: Whenever I found something that spoke to me, I copied it down. Simple as that. Some were the "thoughts of the day" that my math teacher wrote on the board every morning, most were in books I was reading, many were quoted by others that I know. Suddenly, I found myself on the look-out for inspiring words, everywhere I went, and I think I'm going to keep collecting quotes for a very long time, even now that this goal is finished.
Lessons & tips:
- Always write things down right away, even if you think you'll remember it.
- If a quote doesn't immediately speak to you, look at it in a different light and see if you can find a new meaning.
- If a quote immediately speaks to you and you can't see why, don't over-analyze it. Grasp it and let it keep speaking to you.
- "Inspiring" is defined by you. It can be anything, not necessarily quotes that would be called "inspirational" if given a place on a shelf of greeting cards.