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Use Gratitude as a Source of Motivation

As people all over the United States prepare for their Thanksgiving Day feasts on Thursday, we can’t help viewing the season of gratitude as a source of motivation.

Merriam-Webster defined “gratitude” as the state of being grateful : THANKFULNESS.

So what exactly does gratitude have to do with writing? The answer to that question is a lot.

Gratitude can be used as a motivational force. When you sit back and realize what you’re doing and the fact that you have the freedom to write down your thoughts and put your imagination to use, it’s something that should inspire gratitude.

As authors, not only are we lucky enough to have the talent to take our ideas and put them on paper, but we’re also fortunate that we’ve been given the opportunity to express ourselves in ways that some people cannot. Our creativity enables us to tap into relatable human emotion to connect with people from all corners of the world through our written words. If that’s not motivation enough, here are three quotes to motivate you even more!

“Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.”

“Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.”

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.”

The next time you feel discouraged and can’t seem to see the light at the end of the tunnel, take a moment to realize how lucky you are to be writing your book. Gratitude is a source of motivation that never runs dry. When you feel a sense of gratitude, you feel like you can do anything. Use it to your advantage, and as motivation to reach your writing goals.

From all of us at Dorrance Publishing, we’d like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

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