And I mean, like (never) ever.
You can’t compare your skills against someone else’s. All that matters is that you do what you were designed to do—and you do the everloving shit out of it.
We constantly sell ourselves short, downplay our skills and accomplishments, and kowtow to whatever crapportunity is tossed our way. I call “Bullshit!”
One reader’s realization that it’s time to trust her own voice and creativity more, and worry about others’ approval less.
There will always be a reason not to follow your dreams. And every single one of those reasons will be bullshit.
The way things turn out after a setback is determined largely by the way you choose react to it. This week, I get to test that out something fierce.
Your fear doesn’t have any real power. Defy it, and see what happens.
[Part of my mission to “live deliberately” involves ruthlessly cutting out anything that saps my time, energy or money to no good end. I’m calling these things my “Quits,” and this is one of the many items that have found themselves on my Quits List.] Today’s Quit is a little different than the way […]
On learning to live in the now, letting go of expectations, and believing in yourself.
Any writer knows the mysterious and miraculous process: You have a big project to work on, and you don’t have the words. It’s not even that you know what you want to say but aren’t sure how to say it; you don’t even know what the hell you want to be communicating. Total and utter […]
[Cordelia note: Today’s Reader Quit comes to us all the way from Bulgaria! (How cool is that?) Which makes it doubly impressive because not only is it a great Quit, but English isn’t even Julia’s first language!] The Story O.K. Here’s the thing: I’ve always been the quirky one, the one with ideas that […]