One of the prizes of the 2010 Blogathon was a one hour phone conversation with Marla Beck, Life Coach to Writers and guess what? I was thrilled to win and spent an enlightening time with her. In the beginning of our conversation she asked me if she sprinkled magic fairy dust on me (paraphrased) and suddenly I’d have sterling confidence as a writer, what would my life look like? P A U S E….Hmmm? Well, my life would look different because I wouldn’t be scared to try things. Is that a question or is it a statement? I would query more magazines and let rejections roll off my back. I’d keep trying because I’d view silence from editors as silence; nothing more.
This idea has huge ramifications because it helped me identify what am I not doing because of fear? Intimidation? What do I really want to do?
What would your life look like if you were given a blank check of confidence and strength to be and do anything you knew you could? Anything? How would your life be different?
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