Today is my first post as part of the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Alex over at Alex J. Cavanaugh started this group as a safe haven for writers to offer encouragement and support to one another.
Now...which insecurity do I start with?? :-)
When I heard about this group, it was so refreshing. I have come to learn that truly happy, successful people are the most humble, helpful people. It is these type of people that I would like to surround myself with. I think when we can admit our insecurities, let go of the ego...that is when true happiness prospers. People with egos, people that are afraid or use excuses to not follow their own dreams and judge...seem to crumble from the inside out and destroy only themselves.
When I started on this path and decided to write a book. There have been people that actually laughed or looked at me like...how could you write a book. One of my big insecurities even with how far I have come is that I will start believing the naysayers. Those comments playing over in my head. Right now it is part of the fuel that burns the fire inside me to follow my dreams. My brain is able to look at those comments and people and know that it is their insecurity or unhappiness that causes that reaction...it still hurts my heart.
On a positive note...I am incredibly thankful for the people that believe in me and support me.
What is your reaction to people that pounce? How do you keep the noise out and focus on your dreams?
Finding beauty in the every day will continue tomorrow!