Scientific Research & Self-Development Activism
I've always been a bit of a pessimist. In fact it has caused me a good deal of grief over the years. One of the primary weaknesses of a pessimist in my opinion is that we tend to defeat ourselves before we even begin something. I have been trying to write a book now for the last two years, but every time I get started I end up calling it quits and throwing the whole idea out. I will get a few chapters in, develop characters that are interesting, tell myself I suck at writing and give up.
For some reason I think this is something that plagues a lot of people. A feeling of inadequacy that sneaks up and threatens us early on in a project. This feeling very often leads to our not doing anything fantastic like writing a book, which simply feeds the feeling of inadequacy, thus it becomes a vicious circle.
Today I wanted to share this thought in hopes that someone who has a great idea will build it into something and share it with the world. I truly hope to finish this next attempt at a book. (nay, I WILL OWN and finish it.) Just remember that everyone has the same doubts and worries that you have, and that many of these same people are successful. Just because you've seen them on TV, read their book, listened to their music... doesn't mean that they don't worry about failure. They simply set aside their fears and face them.
Perhaps it is time to charge in and face something without fear, like a scene from Braveheart. Charge in yelling at the top of your lungs and OWN. Whatever it takes, move forward. Never give up, never surrender.