I read the most awesome article yesterday by Thomas S. Monson. Yes, he is the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and despite what you may think of him or the church, you should read this thing. It will only take a moment of your time and you won't regret it! And no, it doesn't talk about religion, just basic things to help you on your way.
After reading it, I decided that there is nothing and no one that can stand in the way of me and my goals, especially my writing ones. It's so easy to get discouraged but as long as I have the right attitude, believe in myself, and have courage, my possibilities are endless.
So, go! Right now. Read it, love it, apply it!