Call it “getting stuck.”
Call it “writer’s block” or being “caught in a rut.”
Whatever you want to call it, it happens to us all. We’re committed to a task and then all of a sudden we get to a point at which we have no idea what to do next.
Not to worry, I know you can press forward! If you’re stuck in some kind of communication rut, I’ve compiled 12 more quotes to help you get un-stuck.
As you’ll see, this list of quotes comes from people of all ages and walks of life – from young actresses to ancient philosophers to U.S. presidents. We all need to communicate, and these are meant to help inspire communication.
- “Words are but the signs of ideas.” –Samuel Johnson, English author, 18th century
- “When you stop talking, you’ve lost your customer.” –Estee Lauder, American businesswoman, 20th century
- “Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” –Plato, Greek philosopher, 4th-5th century B.C.
- “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” –George Bernard Shaw, Irish dramatist, 19th-20th century
- “If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.” –Winston Churchill, English statesman, early 20th century
- “The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” –Hans Hofmann, German artist, early 20th century
- “My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships.” –Jada Pinkett Smith, American actress, contemporary
- “Syllables govern the world.” –George Bernard Shaw, Irish dramatist, 19th-20th century
- “Good words are worth much, and cost little.” –George Herbert, British poet, 17th century
- “First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.” –Epictetus, Greek philospher, 1st-2nd century
- “Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.” –Carol Burnett, American actress, contemporary
- “I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.” –Calvin Coolidge, American president, early 20th century
Now, keep in mind that all of this is just advice. Only you know how to communicate with your audience. So take the best pieces of advice that work for you and apply them!
You have the power of words on hand. Take it, use it carefully, and run with it!
What is your best piece of advice for sending text alerts, or for communication in general?