Self Doubt

“Doubt is a virus that attacks our self-esteem, productivity, and confidence. Faith that you and your life are perfectly unfolding is the strongest vaccine.” ― Sean Stephenson Sometimes I question whether or not I should continue to pursue a writing career. I have so many stories to tell, but I get distracted so easily. I … Continue reading Self Doubt

About Writer’s Block

  “You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” ― Shirley Chisholm Writers write. Ask any writer. If they could stop writing, they probably would stop writing. For the rest of us, we write to still the voices in our heads. We write to get our … Continue reading About Writer’s Block

Dreams and Disappointments

“The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.” ― Robert Kiyosaki   So NANO is finally over, and even if you didn't win the 50,000 word challenge, you still may be able to count yourself a winner. … Continue reading Dreams and Disappointments

Success

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” ― Vince Lombardi I think he knows what he's talking about. I had the will and I found a way, and YES! I succeeded at NANO! Count me in for … Continue reading Success

Self Talk

“Having a low opinion of yourself is not 'modesty.' It's self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not 'egotism.' It's a necessary precondition to happiness and success.” ― Bobbe Sommer This is the short version of believing in yourself. The truth of the matter is, if you don't believe in yourself, how can anyone else … Continue reading Self Talk

Trust

“Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.” ― Eric Hoffer Many of us have difficulty when it comes to taking a leap of faith. We inherently need reassurance, especially when we seek to make changes in our lives, such … Continue reading Trust

Who we really are

“Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.” ― Steven Pressfield Hopefully, as we all prepare for NANO this year, we'll remember it isn't our job to be perfect. It's our job to … Continue reading Who we really are

Fear and Doubt

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” ― Dale Carnegie The truth of the matter is we learn by doing. When you were a kid learning to ride a bike, would you sit … Continue reading Fear and Doubt