I find myself thinking on a reasonably regular basis, that I need to work harder to achieve my dreams; that I am not doing enough in order to escape the mundane 9-5 ritual of my day job. I feel guilty when I feel so exhausted that I just have to go home and go straight to bed without doing any work on my books and my brand.
I know that I can’t do everything in one night. I know that Rome wasn’t built in a day, and that good things take time. I mean, look at wine and cheese! Who doesn’t like a good vino once in a while?
I would agree that it would be accurate to say that I am hungry for success. I want to achieve great things with my books and business, but there are times when I feel like I am not worthy or deserving of success. Honestly, I don’t know why I feel that way. I’m sitting at my desk typing this, trying to key upon the right answer or feeling to best describe what I am trying to explain, but I can’t.
I look at the videos I post on Instagram and Facebook and kind of cringe at the look of them. I heavily dislike my voice, but I guess everyone hates the sound of their own voice when they hear a recording of themselves.
But, you wanna know something? While part of my mind or brain or whatever questions why I deserve to be successful. Or what makes me think I am worthy of achieving success. There is another, louder part of my brain that screams: WHY NOT ME??!!
I work hard, I persevere, and hustle; I am dedicated and passionate about the literary industry.
If someone says to me: ‘Do you really think you’ll be able to achieve that?’
My response will be: ‘Watch me.’
And so should yours.
Be proud of who you are and what you’ve achieved so far.
I cannot promise that I will be patient, but I can promise you that my life from now on will not be boring.