****I wrongly gave credit for this quote to someone else initially. My sincere apologizes to Suzy Kassem. Suzy shared this quote in her book ‘Rise Up and Salute the Sun’*****
I want to write a book. I have it laid out in my mind so clearly. I know what it all looks like. But in the corners of that dream, doubt and fear sit and watch. They are like the tag-team champs of my world. Doubt will creep in and then WHAM…fear takes hold and freezes me up. Normally I take a step back at this point. I wait to…unfreeze. I start over. Back to the safety of my drawing board. I kid myself with thoughts of ‘thinking it through’ a bit more before starting. I doubt my voice. I doubt my ability. I doubt my work ethic. I doubt my very own worthiness.
The last time the doubt crept in I looked at it. I gave it just enough time for fear to pounce….but I did not freeze. I didn’t stop. I kept looking at the dream. Focusing on the dream. I gave that doubt and fear the 1-2 punch. First (a quick left jab) I shook that shit off and remembered who I am. I am tough! I am smart! I am worthy of all that I’m willing to work for. Then a quick right cross of….Now! I am doing this now.
So no more waiting. No more stopping. No more allowing fear and that dreaded doubt to control me. I’ll give this all I have and in the end when the book is written I can sit back and know I tried.
Do you let doubt stop you from following your dreams?
This is my contribution to Forgiving Fridays