As of October 12, 2017, my mom’s first book, “Defiant Souls” was available for purchase. This is now the second member of my family who has a booked published. And I am still waiting for Angela to finish her trilogy – ahem. Although I am happy for my mom, it depresses me in a way. It lends credence to my own laziness and how I am nowhere near where I wanted to be in life.
After seven months, I finally finished a seven page story to add to my Wattpad novella, “VII.” To be perfectly honest, I am a bit disappointed in myself. However, I’m not going to let the disappointment slow down my momentum. I’ve learned a lot about myself as a writer over this past year, and I hope to put what I’ve learned to good use.
For many of us, confidence is not all that easy to come by. However, it plays an integral role in future success. Now, it’s possible to succeed without having an over abundance of confidence, but it makes the process so much more difficult.
You will fail 100% of the things you do not try. I wish I knew who said it first, but it’s a valid statement nonetheless. Unfortunately, too many people seem content with limiting their own success. In many ways, it’s often by choice. What’s worse is that a lot of us know it, we just don’t want to admit it. How can you be limiting yourself on purpose?
A lot of people have dreams of grandeur. Wouldn’t it be nice to be a YouTube celebrity? What would it be like if you published a novel and see your name on the spine of a book cover? These are not grandiose dreams. In reality, these and many others are achievable…as long as you can avoid the hurdles in the way.