I think I can.
I hope I can.
What was I thinking?
What we tell ourselves matters.
I still remember sitting in our brand new LeCar as my instructor, none other than my husband, attempted to teach me how to drive. And wouldn’t you know it, it was a stick shift.
Once again the hill won as I killed the car.
“You’re not going to get this,” he said to me.
“Just watch me,” I responded.
That was on a good day. A couple days later I believed him and I just about gave up.
Then I had a brilliant idea. Why not let my friend Cindy teach me.
With every successful use of the clutch I heard, “Good job. I knew you could do it.”
And that made all the difference in the world. There is another licensed driver out there because of it. One who didn’t learn till she was in her 30’s.
Another challenge – writing
While driving was one challenge, I would have others, like writing.
I won a writing contest when I was young. And as I kept writing I experienced success. I have my poetry in stores, I published Bible Studies, articles, devotions. Then I took a writing course, Tribe Writers and attempted another challenge. A book.
My first attempt seemed to go well. But then I decided to write the book that was burning within me. A memoir of sorts. And while I had experienced doubts whispering before, now they were standing on chairs screaming:
Are you nuts?
Who would want to read a book YOU write?
You still have problems, what have you got to say to a listening world?
How can we fight doubt?
Lucky for me I heard about a book that dealt with those nagging doubts.
Bryan Hutchinson’s book, Writer’s Doubts, was just the ammunition I needed to face those doubts head-on. His book helped me all the way to publication.
Hutchinson’s book assured me having doubts as a writer, or any artist is normal.
What if I waited till I had no doubts? Well, I can honestly say two books would have never been written and I’d still be getting someone to drive me everywhere.
Resistance – our enemy
I highly recommend Writer’s Doubt if you are trying to achieve a goal and finding resistance is winning.
I learned a lot reading his book.I learned that resistance is to be expected.
I discovered resistance became stronger the closer I got to my goal.
That understanding helped me. I could anticipate it, and somehow diffuse some of its power.
So what are you thinking of doing? And what’s trying to stop you?
You too, can go past those doubts.
Writer’s Doubt will help you discover:
• How to let go and tell your story.
• What your true writing potential is and how to reach it.
• How to break free from inhibitions and self-imposed limitations.
• How to overcome your internal (and external) naysayers.
• How to use your doubts and fears to your advantage.
So what do you say? Are you tired of silencing the desire within you?
Tired of watching others achieve what your heart yearns for?
Then order a copy of Writer’s Doubt and get going.
I highly recommend this book. It will help you with any resistance you may have. And it will help us too, because the world needs what you have to say. It really does.