It’s Day 2 of the 15 Habits of Great Writer Series led by Jeff Goins.
See, Goins and over 900 others are disecting the habits of great writers. Each day a habit is tossed out, and each day people share what that habit means to them.
Today’s habit? Believe.
Darn you, Jeff Goins.
Good writers believe in themselves. Yeah, yeah. Agreed. That is indeed true.
Except when good writers don’t believe in themselves, and well, that is true as well.
I know you. You are sort of like me.
You have this dream and maybe you dream of being a photographer or a painter or a speaker or a homemade pie maker, and you would totally prefer to just hang out in the background until you figure out what your dream is all about. In fact, you would like it even more if the world turned its head as you clawed away to your dream.
Plus, since we are talking about it, it would be great it no one even noticed you were working on your dream until you actually achieved it. Then, your friends would pat you on the back and give you high fives and talk about how wonderful it is that you’ve captured that dream of yours. You dream catcher, you.
But I guess you know it doesn’t work that way.
There are days when you rock your dream out, and then, there are days when you stomp your feet and cry and feel the sting of failure. Those are the days I’m talking about.
Why? Because those days will come. When you are pushed harder than you want to be pushed and when you want to fling your arms in the air and shout, “I give”.
This post is about those days.
Here is my formula for those days:
Find your cheerleaders and let them carry you through. Call them. Cry and tell them you are in over your head. Allow them talk to you away from taking a bat your dream. Hang up the phone. Go for a walk. Sit back down and believe.
Believe in you because they believe you, and pretty soon you might just start believing too.
Special thanks to my cheerleaders.
Who do you call when your dream is too big to believe?
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