Put them back together.

The Secondhand Inspiration Project begins with a motivational quote and ventures wherever the creative path meanders.

“Take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.” — Frank Sinatra

You are not Humpty Dumpty. No committee of King’s steeds or servants…


How a Bruce Lee quote reminds me that progress beats contemplation.

The Secondhand Inspiration Project begins with a motivational quote and ventures wherever the creative path meanders.

Bruce Lee was more than a martial artist, cultural icon, and movie star. …


You cannot hide from the truth.

The Secondhand Inspiration Project begins with a motivational quote and ventures wherever the creative path meanders.

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” ― Joe Klaas

The human mind can be potent when used right.

But I have…


Stop holding onto the five Ps or you’ll be left empty-handed.

The Secondhand Inspiration Project begins with a motivational quote and ventures wherever the creative path meanders.

“Perfectionism is not self-improvement. Perfectionism is, at its core, about trying to earn approval. Most perfectionists grew up being praised for achievement and…


And I’m in constant need of revision.

The Secondhand Inspiration Project begins with a motivational quote and ventures wherever the creative path meanders.

“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.” ― Daniel Gilbert

Recently, I had a conversation with a close friend in which she made…


Success and failures are paths - not destinations.

The Secondhand Inspiration Project begins with a motivational quote and ventures wherever the creative path meanders.

“Long ago, I realized that success leaves clues and that people who produce outstanding results do specific things to create those results. I believed that if…


For better or worse.

The Secondhand Inspiration Project begins with a motivational quote and ventures wherever the creative path meanders.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” — Will Durant

This is one of my favorite quotes, but I always thought these…


Even if you are the smallest person.

The Secondhand Inspiration Project begins with a motivational quote and ventures wherever the creative path meanders.

“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”― J.R.R. Tolkien

We often overemphasize size in today’s world — assuming individuals with larger bank accounts…


Letting go of the past can liberate you.

The Secondhand Inspiration Project begins with a motivational quote and ventures wherever the creative path meanders.

“Forgiveness is just another name for freedom.” — Byron Katie

Have you ever met someone who never stops licking their wounds? Who defines themselves solely by…


Which ones have you said?

The Secondhand Inspiration Project begins with a motivational quote and ventures wherever the creative path meanders.

“The truth is always an insult or a joke, lies are generally tastier. We love them. The nature of lies is to please. …

Adrian S. Potter

Antisocial Extrovert · Writer and Poet, Engineer, Consultant, Public Speaker · Writing about self-improvement, gratitude, and creativity · www.adrianspotter.com

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