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.
(“That’s what she said”? (Anyone?)) So on Monday night, after declaring my triumphant final exit strategy just that morning, I settled in for another long night of hustling as I played catch-up on several projects I hadn’t had time for over the weekend while simultaneously attempting not to fall behind on the work I […]
It’s time to quit being afraid, and that’s all there is to it. Okay, maybe that’s kinda huge, and not really so simple at all. Still, letting go of fear is vital to any kind of success in any kind of dream, because, let’s face it, dreams are scary. I have particularly scary dreams, too. […]
[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 […]