Welcome to Day 69...
It's an even day and I got in 2 hours of editing today. The good thing about weekends is that I can split up my work time over the course of the day...edit for 30 minutes then read the paper...get back to more editing...head out to do some errands...
It's all good.
Anyway, today I was thinking about how we can be our own worst enemy - just by letting our fears rule our destiny.
When I was started 365 Days of Writing, Marketing & E-Publishing I was downright terrified. I mean how could I make such a big commitment to my writing career? Take a 31 Writing Challenge? That'll be too hard.
It's like we put these mountains in front of us that seem impossible to climb. We worry that we're not smart enough, that we don't have enough time to committ, we tell ourselves that the goal is so hard to reach it's pointless to even try in the first place.
Now almost a third of the way into all this I wonder why I made such a big deal out of it in the first place? Thank goodness I didn't let my fears stop me. Look at how much writing I'm doing, how focused I've been on the process and on marketing my books.
The key is to recognize your fear and do it anyway.
By simply starting and doing, you'll find yourself mastering, making progress and suddenly there's no fear attached to any of it.
And yes it's true, reaching your dreams won't happen overnight.
Life isn't built that way.
You have to set goals, plan, start, keep going, get back up when you fall or fail and then keep going some more.
But don't not start because your afraid. Don't let your fears take your dreams away from you.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone
Jack Canfeld, the Chicken Soup for the Soul Guy has a great quote about it all so I'm making it Today's Takeaway Lesson...
"Everything Thing You Want Is On The Other Side of Fear..." Jack Canfeld
Here's to Being All In,