Through my struggle to perfectly arrange the cluster of words that appear on your screen, I have come to the realization that the success of this blog and of my passion for words, will not be authenticated or celebrated until I learn to write for myself and only myself.
I think one of the most common excuses for squashing ones dreams before they’ve even had a chance to leap of the cliff, is simply fear of rejection. Fear our wings are not yet, or never will be, strong enough to carry us over the mountain. I think my biggest and most profound mistake thus far has been expecting the journey to be easy…almost effortless. If I have a passion for writing and I am good at it, why wouldn’t success find me?
The need for validation lives deep within each of us. Whether we choose to deny it or let it consume us, the truth is, it’s there. But I believe there's truth in the saying "those who try hardest to earn others' attention, rarely get it." So I am making a goal for myself to write daily. It may be nothing more than a paragraph or two, sound like complete jibberish and only make sense to me but, at least it will be words on paper. I will focus on my passion and not let external circumstances dictate my success. My job is to show up and write. If I have accomplish that, my job is done, at least for that day.