I’ve sat here scrolling through social media and seeing ads for the same thing over and over. Algorithms maybe, or maybe not.
I was told almost two years ago now that I needed to write a book. They felt that they had been told to remind me that now I had time. I won’t even go into how many times I’ve started and sputtered out. All because of how badly I messed up the first three due to not knowing what I was doing or how to handle things in a professional manner. I was highly disappointed and discouraged.
I have not done any research, haven’t been on any search engine or made any comments on writing a book in months. Today the feed on my social media is filled with ads for book services. Whether from individuals who are offering various writing services or publishing houses. Why then, am I seeing all of this, all of a sudden? A hint? A reminder?
I won’t lie, I do still have that inner creative voice whispering, let’s do this. It is getting louder but it has a way to go to cover the fear of failure. Yes, I know the only failing is by not doing. Fear can be loud, it can scream and yell and make a scene. It can also be that quiet whisper that plants a seed of doubt. The one that says no one wants to read what you write.
But if you feel lead to write. If you feel lead to sing or play an instrument, or dance or preform on a stage then that is what you should do. Step up in faith in yourself and your abilities and act. Learn what you need to know, practice until you know that you know that you know. Become knowledgeable, become well capable in what you seek to do, and show yourself and the world that yes, you can.
Then go out there and use that ability to change the world.