I believe that if you tell a child they are dumb, they will grow up believing it.
I believe that if you tell your daughter she is beautiful, she will grow up believing it.
I believe that if you tell yourself that you can do it, you can do anything.
I believe that if you listen to that whisper buried deep somewhere, that chirps its words of doubt, you will have fear, and not try, or worse, not give your all.
I believe that if you tell yourself you have limits, you will not see your dreams come true.
I believe that if you tell yourself you are too old, that you become stagnant and dead inside.
I am taking part of a 15 day Challenge, with Jeff Goins, Writer.
I found it a day late, so I am a day behind, but our first challenge you ask? Declare you’re a writer.
That I am a writer.
I don’t care what anyone thinks, what they say, what they mumble under their breath, or if their own insecurities cause them to groan at me or spew something negative. I am a writer. You encourage, support and embrace me, or you don’t.
I believe that I am a writer.
I declared it. Challenge number one, complete!
I told my friend the other day, that one of the things that always annoyed me about myself, was that my brain just never seemed to SHUT the hell UP! It still annoys me, but I just realized that this was my way of telling my story. All of the things in my head were my way of writing. I would take every memory I had, conversations, anything of importance that happened in a day, and it would just stay somewhere cluttered in my brain. When I write it all down, in a story, in a journal, in an essay, in a blog post or a writing submission, it makes room, for the real story that needs to be told.
I know the challenges will become increasingly more difficult, but I am up for it!
If you think that you may want to join in on this challenge, you can do it! And this is where you need to go....Have fun with it!