Oh for the love! It is Wednesday. And that means it’s time! Time for insecurities!! Well don’t I have a lot.
I may not finish my book that I am pitching this weekend.
I probably won’t sell the books I am bringing to the conference I am volunteering at.
I have no idea what I will do when Unemployment runs out.
What if no one needs a website?
Well hello fear of failure. I was really curious where you were. Right on cue.
There are those days. Lots and lots of them for me lately. I have no idea how to keep up with authors I love. Making sure I promote them. Making sure I read posts. I don’t like letting people down. Right now though, I have a lot to focus on in my life. Job searches are not fun. They suck so much time from your day.
The thing is though, seeing others succeed and find happiness fuels my desire to push aside the evil little bug in my ear telling me I will fail. I still need more hours in a day and a lot of understanding friends.
If I fear failure too much, I indeed will fail. But instead, if I use my fears to improve myself, well- I just might succeed.
How do you handle the fear of failure? How to rise above it?
Visit other bloggers in the Insecure Writers Support Group ! (A blog hop that posts the first Wednesday of every month, founded by Head Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh.) Thanks to his co-hosts this month too!
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer – aim for a dozen new people each time.