Most people struggle with confidence about something. Maybe it's the way they look or how they communicate. It could even be about how much money they have — or don't have.
Although some have validity, most of our insecurities are unfounded and ridiculous. We just need to find a way move forward.
How I overcame self-doubt
It took a friend telling me I was a writer before I would believe it about myself. In fact, even after that I struggled. People had affirmed me my whole life. What really made a difference was when I began calling myself a writer.
It sounds crazy and can certainly be misapplied, but I know of no other way to get serious about your craft: Eventually, you just have to start believing it.
So are you a writer? Do you have something to say? A message to communicate? A voice worth hearing? Maybe it's time you declared it to the world.
For the next couple of weeks, I'm running a contest for anyone who wants to declare himself or herself a writer. The most original entry will win the following prizes:
- All formats of my new eBook, You Are a Writer (if you already have these, you can gift them to a friend)
- A new, not-yet-released audio series on writing and getting published
- A $100 Amazon gift card
Contest ends May 20th. You have to create a video or blog post or something and post it online in order to enter. For rules and details, see this page: You Are a Writer Contest
Here's a slightly out-of-focus, stubbly, late-night version of me (pardon my voice crack), telling you more about it (if you can't see the video, click here):
Yep. It's gonna be pretty awesome. I can't wait to see what crazy, fun ideas you come up with. Oh, and just a small note: You don't have to read the eBook to enter, but it certainly doesn't hurt. You can pick up a copy for $5 here.
Have you ever had to declare something about yourself before you would fully believe it? You can share in the comments or just get started with your entry!