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Writing Prompt: “If You Actually Require Success” Quote

Writing Prompt Requiring Success Quote

Originally, this post was going to be Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction Challenge from last week, which involved using Inspirobot to generate a random quote to use for a fiction piece. However, after much contemplating, I noticed I haven’t done any writing prompts for a year now. So I figured why not get back into the spirit of writing them again, using this quote generator?

This quote was actually the first one this generator produced for me this morning and I found it very fitting.  I agree with it too. I really think the best way to find success is through yourself. It’s looking in the mirror and telling yourself you can do something and not letting anything stand in your way.

I’m someone who lacks self confidence. Every day, I struggle to tell myself I can do anything I put my mind to. And I can see how it affects everything I do from my writing to the way I feel about life and the world around me. It’s something I’ve been struggling with for years, yet can’t ever seem to get it to go away, no matter what I do. I try the best I can to move around it by acting positive about things even when I don’t feel like it. But that’s the most I can currently do.

What helps me get through it though is the support of those who I care about the most. Those people who let me know how much they care, that I can do anything I set my mind to make it so much easier to kick my lack of self confidence to the curb and show the world what I’m capable of. What also helps is someone else telling me I can’t do something. For some reason, that challenges me even more because it makes me want to prove that person wrong.

But at the same time, I think you can be successful without believing in yourself. With the struggles I have with my own self confidence, I know I definitely have been successful with things I never thought were possible. I know over the years I’ve surprised myself with what I can do. This blog is definitely proof of it because I never thought I’d get to this point in my writing. I never thought I’d be a blogger, that I’d be sharing my words and thoughts with the world through WordPress. Yet, here I am doing exactly what I never thought was possible for me. My blog is a constant reminder that even with lack of self confidence, anything is possible as long as you reach for the stars anyway. And that you can be successful at it too.

Writing Prompt: Albert Einstein Quote


I agree with this quote completely. I believe living your life for other people is worthwhile.

Everyone has someone in their life who completely cares about them. Even people who don’t necessarily believe it. Whether that person is a friend, family member, or significant other, there is someone who has always been a part of your life and made you the person you are today. Without that person, you feel as if you have no one to relate to.

That person in your life is who you should be living your life for. Not because they want you around, but because you care about that person so much that you wouldn’t want them to face any pain at your expense.

You live for them because you care about them deeply. Whenever you have moments in life where you’re facing life’s hardest challenges, you think of them. You think of what they’d do if in your situation. But you also talk to them about the situation because you know they’ll always have your back.

And you live on for this person because you’re selfless. You live on for this person because you care about them so much and believe they’d do the same for you. This person makes up all of who you are and makes each difficult day easier to breathe in.

So you live on. Even at moments when you feel too weak to continue, you push on because you care about someone so much you never want them to suffer. And by living life because of them, every painful experience is worthwhile.

Writing Prompt: “There is Nothing to Writing” Quote


I don’t necessarily agree with this quote. Not because I don’t believe that writing involves you putting all of your emotions out there. But because I believe there is a lot more to writing than what meets the eye.

Writing is a very lengthy process. It’s not something one easily does, unless they are in the mental state where words fly off the page. Whenever you are writing, you’re not only putting your thoughts and feelings into the story/words being created, but are also creating something new. Something others might not have written about just yet. Something that is truly, deeply yours.

But you don’t just feel when putting words down on a page. You have to look into your thoughts to figure out what exactly you want to do. You have to think about what you’re doing before you do it. In order to create a story, you have to think about what you want to write.

And writing isn’t very easy either. There’s a lot that goes into it. But most of it depends on what you want to write. If you’re looking to write a poem for example, you have to think about lyrical prose and how to get words to fit together. You can’t just write a bunch of random words and hope to make a poem out of it.

The same goes for a writer who decides they want to get a book published. They have to think about what genre of writing they want to create, what story they want to tell, character development, etc. Then do research if absolutely necessary to get a better idea of the world they want to create for their novel.

But at the same time, whenever a writer is creating a story uniquely their own, they do bleed on the page. They have to if they want their voice to be heard. This occurs whenever a writer decides to write their stories based off of their own personal experiences. In these type of stories, a writer is very much bleeding onto the page. They are putting themselves out there in the hope that their audience will listen to what they are saying and understand them better. This type of writing allows the writer to connect with their readers in a whole new way and allows them to wear their heart on their sleeve.

Writers can also bleed when writing their novels. Especially when creating a character in a story that is based off themselves or is someone they can personally relate to.

The only time I believe writing isn’t so hard is whenever I’m able to write about personal experiences of my own because those are the moments when I find words easy to express.

Writing Prompt: “Darkness Cannot Drive Out Darkness” Quote

MLK Quote

Only bad can be destroyed by good and only hate can be driven out by love. That is very true because the only way to destroy one thing is to do the opposite of said thing. That is the only way we’ll be able to live in a peaceful world.

You can’t drive out darkness with darkness because all that’ll do is bring about more darkness. Instead, you have to bring light into the world to push the darkness away. This can be done through doing good deeds to show that the world isn’t as dark of a place as people think.

The same can be said for hatred and love too. The only way to cast hatred out is by showing love. This can be accomplished by being compassionate and kind to the people around you, even the people trying to bring about chaos. By showing these types of feelings, positive change can be brought into the world.

But there is a problem with our society to where doing this is easier said than done. There is currently too much darkness in the world that even if people change their actions, it won’t be enough to encompass all of the bad. Because there are some bad people too who will never show light and love, being able to get rid of it all will be impossible.

But that’s okay too. Because while there is still light and love in the world, there is hope for a better and brighter future for us all. So while there is still darkness and hate, continue to fight it anyway and do the best you can to extinguish it. Only once you have given up will we be unable to fight it anymore. So do the best you can and only good things will be sure to come your way.

Writing Prompt: “Sometimes You Just Got To Stay Silent” Quote

Sometimes You Got To Stay Silent Quote

So true. My thoughts are really crazy sometimes. I don’t know what my mind is thinking half the time because it doesn’t make sense. One minute, I’ll be really happy, thinking about something I really enjoy. But in an instant, that happiness can quickly be taken away whenever something that makes me angry or frustrated happens.

But at the same time, silence can be golden. It can get a message across way quicker than saying something you might later on regret. It can convey what words can’t without you having to worry about whether you got your point across. I often deal with silence whenever I find myself dealing with someone who irritates or frustrates me. Often with people who’ve hurt me in some way because I usually don’t want to deal with them.

Silence is a good way of conveying to someone you have no words for them because you don’t want to say exactly what’s on your mind. Oftentimes, I find myself not talking to people who’ve hurt me afterwards because I know what I want to say. But I also know that if I say exactly what I’m thinking, it’ll hurt them and I’ll regret it.

So instead, I keep my words close to my heart and wonder how differently things could’ve gone if I’d only just spoken my mind.

Writing Prompt: “Happiness is Not the Absence of Problems” Quote

Tumblr- Inspire

I feel as if I can both agree and disagree with this quote. I feel like happiness can come from dealing with your life’s problems. But at the same time, I also think happiness is more than that.

I feel like happiness is your ability to deal with your problems. If you have issues in your life that need to be taken care of, dealing with them can make your life so much easier. It puts a weight off your chest that allows you to continue with your life. It makes life less stressful so that you have one less thing to worry about.

But I also think happiness is more than that. Happiness is what you make of it. It’s what you make of your life and the opportunities you’re given. If you aren’t happy, it’s because you aren’t thankful for the chances you currently have in your life. But also can be because your life situation isn’t the most ideal and are struggling to get through every day.

Happiness is what you make of it. You can only be happy whenever you look at life with an open mind and be thankful for what you have.

Writing Prompt: “Don’t Cry Because It’s Over” Quote

Dr. Seuss Quote

Lately whenever I see this quote, I always end up thinking of the same thing. I can’t help it; my mind can’t stop thinking of it.

While I’m sad that it’s over, I really should be happy because it happened. But sometimes, it’s hard because I didn’t want it to end. It was one of the best things that happened to me this year.

But it’s over and there’s nothing I can do to change it. I just need to accept the fact that I did the best I could to make things work but it wasn’t enough. So instead of being sad and gloomy about it, I need to smile, remember all the good things that came out of it.

While the situation I find myself in isn’t the most ideal, I have to accept what’s happened. But I also need to start moving forward, getting hopeful that it can happen again.

And I am. Hopeful that I’ll have these feelings for someone again. Hopeful that things will work out the way they should, even if I have a hard time accepting it right now.

A new year is coming and I sense good things to come with it. I sense a change in the wind, I can feel it in my bones. A new year is coming and I am nothing more than looking forward to it.

So while I’m sad over things I can’t change, I’m hopeful because it happened.

Writing Prompt: Mahatma Gandhi Quote

The Future Depends on What We Do With the Present Quote

I totally agree with this. I really believe our actions in the present really help determine what our future looks like.

Every action has a consequence. Sometimes, our consequences are good, others bad. It depends on how you handle the situations that come up in your life.

Kind of reminds me of two video games, one of which I’ve already played: Life is Strange and Until Dawn.

Life is Strange is a video game that centers around a high school student named Max Caulfield. Max discovers she has the ability to go back in time after saving her best friend Chloe Price from being shot. In Life is Strange, the player plays as Max as she’s going through school, controlling all of her actions throughout the game. Each decision you make in the game determines certain end results some of which are better than others. One of these outcomes is whether you save a friend from suicide or watch as she falls to her death, not being able to do anything about it. This event itself has its own consequences in the game just like all of the others.

Until Dawn is a horror game centered around a group of teenagers who spend their break at a friend’s house in the woods. Like Life is Strange, Until Dawn has player choice. However in this game, the choices the player makes determines the survival of the characters in the game. Unlike Life is Strange, I haven’t played this game myself so I’m not entirely sure of all of the actions the player gets to decide.

But in both of these games, the player’s actions have consequences. What you do in the present time in both of these games determines what happens to the characters in their future.

However, I believe real life is like that as well. I believe that every decision we make determines what will happen to us in the future in some way. I believe our choices now affect our future because the actions we take are for our future.

What we do now is important in order to continue living our lives. The steps we take now determine what will happen to us in the days to come.

Writing Prompt: Winnie the Pooh Quote

Winnie the Pooh Quote

The reason why I’ve added this quote to my collection of writing prompts is because it has become one of my favorite quotes from Winnie the Pooh.

Winnie the Pooh is one of my favorite childhood memories. Along with reading the book, I watched the show a lot as a child. Pooh Bear and all of the other characters in the Hundred Acre Wood were someone I could relate to.

Like the quote says, Winnie the Pooh is one of the many things from my childhood that I have close to my heart.

And that’s what this quote makes me think of: everything that I have close to my heart. People I care about that I don’t talk to anymore and aren’t close with anymore because of certain circumstances. Though I can’t be with these people anymore, I keep them closely in my heart.

This quote makes me think of them and of loss. Of losing those you love, but still holding them close to your heart. Makes me think of everything I’ve recently been through, but in a different light.

That even though you say goodbye to someone who you can’t be with anymore, you can still hold them close to your heart. And that person will always be a part of your heart, even when you don’t care about them anymore. Even after you’ve let that person go and moved on.

This quote from Winnie the Pooh is really powerful and I love it.

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