Feeling stuck? 3 Poems to Inspire Action

poems that inspire action

poems that inspire action

Feeling stuck? 3 Poems to Inspire Action

I recently wrote a blog post about 3 poems that will inspire creative ideas. Today I want to share 3  poems to inspire you but in this case I hope they inspire you to take action.

I am seeing that many of my clients often feel stuck, uninspired, overwhelmed or just plain tired. Sometimes they want to quit, other times they have no idea what action to take next. The truth is, it often doesn’t matter which action you take, it just matters that you get into action and the forward motion will carry you towards whatever is next.

I hope these poems will remind you of the power of taking inspired action, trusting that the next step will make itself clear as long as you keep moving! Remember that the definition of failure is continuing to do the same things over and over while expecting different results.

Read these 3 poems and may at least one line inspire you to follow your dreams, stay the course or try something new.

poems that inspire

Don’t Quit


When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high;
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are;
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit.

poems that inspire

If You Think You are Beaten

Walter D. Wintle

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win but think you can’t,
It’s almost certain you won’t.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.


My Comfort Zone


I used to have a comfort zone
where I knew I wouldn’t fail.
The same four walls and busywork
were really more like jail.

I longed so much to do the things I’d never done before,
But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.

I said it didn’t matter that I wasn’t doing much.
I said I didn’t care for things like commission checks and such.
I claimed to be so busy with the things inside the zone,
But deep inside I longed for something special of my own.

I couldn’t let my life go by just watching others win.
I held my breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin.
I took a step and with new strength I’d never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone goodbye and closed and locked the door.

If you’re in a comfort zone,
afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt.
A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true.
Reach for your future with a smile; success is there for you!


If you are reading this, now is your time! Awareness plus action equals freedom. What are you aware of but haven’t committed to changing? What aspect of our life could use some fresh ideas and some inspired action?

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  1. Darci on April 21, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I really needed this! Thanks for posting!

    • minette on April 21, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      Hi Darci, thanks for the comment. I am glad you found the poems to be what you needed today!

  2. Flo Callender on April 21, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Thanks for these 3 reminders. I know all these poems. In fact, I had to memorize the 1st one in elementary school.

    So where am I? Tired?…Yes. Overwhelmed?…Yes. Uninspired?…Definitely NOT! I’m so on fire and excited about the direction in which I am moving, sometimes I can hardly sleep.

    Yours is a great work for those persons who can’t seem to motivate themselves or get stuck in a rut. Keep up the good work!

    • minette on April 21, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      What a great response – I love that you are pushing through being tired and overwhelmed and staying inspired. You go girl!!! I love how on fire you are and I am celebrating your progress with you!

  3. Krithika Rangarajan on April 21, 2014 at 9:07 pm


    I LOVED your post, Minette. Your poetry choices are fabulous. I especially love that two of them don’t have an author – indeed, those who are invisible are sometimes THE MOST INSPIRING! Muaaah

    In addition, I adored your little pictures above each poem – MASTER touch!

    Keep penning, sweets


    • minette on April 21, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      Ahhh, you made my day. Thanks so much for the positive feedback!

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