If we want to grow as writers and as human beings, we must face our fears with courage and overcome them with grace.
The only way to truly help another person transform their life is to allow yourself to be open and vulnerable so they can see the truth of your story in them.
Too often, we stay in soul-killing jobs because we can’t see any other option. Or we fail to do the thing we most want to do because we’re afraid.
So we do things we don’t want to do because it’s “safe” even if we despise it.
Fears of all kinds can paralyze us.
Fear of success.
Fear of failure.
Fear of the unknown.
Fear around not knowing what to do because you’ve never done this before.
Nothing great in life is ever achieved without taking risks, and to turn your dreams of writing a book into reality requires that you take risks.
No matter what is holding you back from writing your book, it can be conquered with a detailed Roadmap for Success.
It all starts with the decision – a decision to abandon fear and embrace courage.
Fear is often at the root of our refusal to sit down and write every day – because if we actually complete this first draft, we’ll one step closer to the most terrifying thing of all – putting ourselves out into the world.