People picked up on the fact that it came naturally to me, and gave me opportunities. I’ve ghostwritten for executives, won national awards, studied with the UK’s best universities and showcased my work in the UK's best cities, and I feel like I’ve already had a better writing career than most people in their thirties and forties (which I'm so so grateful for). I was simply set on a path by The Universe, and I didn’t resist or argue - which is why I believe that writing is a destiny.
If it's yours, I'm sure there'll be a point for you too where you’ll realise:
“This is it. This is what I’m going to be doing for the rest of my life."
When it hit me that I might have to deal with that, though - being a writer (and having all the associated pains that come with it) for the rest of my life - I started to worry.
It’s not just the writing we commit to, is it? I thought.It's also the fear. The overwhelming, 24/7, around the clock fear. Fear of judgement from others. Fear of not being good enough. Fear that there's no specific roadmap to follow to keep it profitable and sustainable.
People search their entire lives for their purpose. It's supposed to be an incredible thing once you find it. And yet, when it happened to me, all I could think was, what am I going to do now?
I'd fallen into over-hyped, generalised, stereotypical thinking.
Let's get this straight right now: writing is a beautiful, spiritual thing. It's not something that should cause you emotional pain.
It is NOT natural to spend every day wracked with fear, and if you are, something is wrong.
@@Your life as a writer might be mandatory, but pain is optional.@@
You need to decide what you're going to do to make your life and your destiny work for you, and stop letting mass opinion dictate how you should feel about it. You need to ask yourself:
1. What can I do to end the cycle of fear that happens every time I start a new piece of work?
2. What can I use to help me move towards my dreams, and encourage me to become the best I can be?
When I asked myself these questions, they led me to create The Authorship Program®. It serves as my compass and guide to a better writing life every day. It's there for me whenever fear tries to take over and make me forget who I am.
Writing The Authorship Program® was the best decision I've ever made. And guess what? You’re lucky. Because if you're interested in getting a personal writing companion for yourself, you don’t have to wait five and a half years to get it like I did. It happens to be available right now.
So, in conclusion...
Change your beliefs, like I did with mine.
I wasn't prepared to sit down and feel sorry for myself for the rest of my life. I wasn't prepared to think of my vocation, my life path, my future, my destiny as a curse. Are you?