Freelancing is not always easy. In fact, it can oftentimes feel like a roller coaster ride.
Sometimes your schedule will be packed full of great projects from awesome clients but there will also be lean seasons when there are few to no projects at all. When the latter happens, it can be so easy to get discouraged and give up. But know that it’s still possible to get out of that rut.
Sometimes all you need to stay motivated is to hear or see something inspirational. So, we have gathered a list of relatable quotes that will make you realize that you’re not alone. Hopefully they’ll also inspire you to keep going.
You can think of freelancing as volatile and risky, or as flexible and opportunity-rich. Doesn't having multiple sources of income and multiple moneymaking skills sound less risky than putting all your eggs in one employer's basket? Freelancing lets you shift gears when the world does. - Sara Horowitz
Freelancing is tough. It can be very difficult, in fact. It can wear people down, making them lose sight of what they used to love because they have to do everything else just to get by. - Mason Hipp, The Unlimited Freelancer
You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile. – Brian Tracy
Anybody who is in freelance work, especially artistically, knows that it comes with all the insecurity and the ups and downs. It's a really frightening life. - Alessandro Nivola
Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the sculptor. Expect to have to do a lot of hard hammering and chiseling and scraping and polishing. – BC Forbes
The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment. – Anthony Robbins
Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it. – Dee Hock
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. - Scott Adams
On Doing Your Work:
You have to bring out something special in your photo subject that no one else can capture. – Mario Testino
A work of art is one through which the consciousness of the artist is able to give its emotions to anyone who is prepared to receive them. There is no such thing as bad art. – Muriel Rukeyser
The life of the professional writer - like that of any freelance, whether she be a plumber or a podiatrist - is predicated on willpower. Without it there simply wouldn't be any remuneration, period. - Will Self
Your biggest break can come from never quitting. Being at the right place at the right time can only happen when you keep moving toward the next opportunity. - Arthur Pine
The price tag you put on yourself decides your worth. Underestimating yourself will cost you dearly. - Apoorve Dubey
No matter how much experience you have, how many degrees you have, or how well known you have become — there is always something new to learn. Don’t rest on your past experiences. If you do nothing to improve your skills, you won’t stay wbhere you are. - Laura Spencer
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. - Aristotle
If you want more, you have to require more from yourself. – Dr. Phil
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