I spent many years wanting to write. I love to write. It’s work and you have to pay attention to what you are doing, but I think it’s fun. But, I didn’t write. Why not? If I love it and I think it’s fun, why did I not do it?
Well, I was afraid. I was afraid I didn’t have anything to say or I would run out of ideas. When I was younger, I was afraid that people might not like it (happily I have outgrown that notion). I was, ultimately, afraid of rejection.
As time as passed, and I have learned and matured, I realize that if I want to write then I need to do it for me. It doesn’t really matter if others like it or not. What matters is that I face my fear and do something I have talked about for many years.
Don’t get me wrong, I want to put out good stuff and I truly want to help people improve their lives. Some will like what I say and others may not. That’s ok because we are all entitled to like what we like and not like what we don’t like. Nobody’s work is for everyone and that’s ok too. We need diversity. Diversity in people, diversity in life, diversity in ideas. Diversity encourages growth.
So, the last hurdle was the fear that I would run out of things to say. Then I realized that there is inspiration all around me. I find inspiration about things to write in nature, in music, in other things I read, even in conversations with friends/family.
So if you have a dream or a desire to do something, identify the fear(s) that are slowing or stopping you and address them!! If you want to write, paint, create music, whatever, remember to look around you. There is inspiration all around us. Use it and have fun!!