I’m anxious about letting you into my world of writing. I’m nervous because I don’t think my writings are good enough for the public. Every time I reread my work, I see how I could have improved it. My writings are NEVER good enough…in my own eyes.
Unfortunately, that negative mindset has prevented me from pursuing my dreams of writing, editing, and publishing books for almost 20 years. I’ll be 46 in five months. If I don’t follow my dreams now, when will I?
Hence the reason I’m writing to you. People live their entire lives, never breaking free from the fear holding them captive. They spend 20, 30, 40 years in jobs that don’t inspire them, afraid to step out in faith and do what they LOVE.
What dream have you put on the back burner? What goal have you not reached due to fear or one excuse or another? STOP IT!
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE don’t be like me. Don’t wait to pursue your dreams. Do it NOW. If my cancer diagnosis didn’t teach me anything else, it taught me that life is PRECIOUS and can be gone in a twinkling of an eye. Time doesn’t wait for anyone.
Listen, I’m not telling you to do something foolish like quitting your job.
You can pursue your dream while employed.
You just have to be smart about it.
I still work a full-time job, but I’ve committed my playtime (evenings and weekends) to my passions of encouraging others, writing, and editing. Although I like my job, and it pays the bills, it doesn’t allow me to do what I LOVE, so I feel like I’ve simply EXISTED instead of LIVING.
Don’t you want to LIVE? Don’t you want to feel ALIVE? Don’t you want to do what you were born and purposed to do? Don’t wait another minute. Start today.
I’m in the corner rooting for you!