“Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will.” – Unknown
Good morning/Afternoon/Evening, wherever you may be in this beautiful world, and welcome to Day #8 in A Year of Positivity!
I wish I knew who the author was on this quote, “Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will,” because I think this is a beautiful quote! It kind of goes hand in hand with the quotes where I talked about self-doubt during Days #1 and #2 in our Year of Positivity. If we’re still having issues with self-doubt, then this is a great quote to fall back on!
For all the reasons we might come up with to show something may not work out, there will always be that one reason to show that it could work! It’s on us to figure out that reason. Take me and my writing for example. For years, I’ve doubted myself, telling myself that my writing isn’t good enough, that I’m not good enough to share my writing with the rest of the world.
Here I am, though, a published author. How did I get this far? Well, it’s not without its own challenges and difficulties! I did previously mention I went through a dark period where I quit writing altogether, and later discovered that writing truly is my passion. I was unhappy with myself when I quit writing.
I rediscovered my writing out of total boredom one day, when I re-read something I wrote in years past. Before I knew it, I was back in the saddle, and writing whenever and wherever I could. It didn’t matter anymore what anyone else said about my writing. It was my writing. Whether I published or not, that was something that would always belong to me, that no one could ever take from me, my passion.
My writing, and my passion for it, is the one reason it will work. It keeps me sane and gives me hope, and it allows me to express myself in a way with people I can’t express in any other way. This is the reason I’ve started publishing my work. I’m not big like Stephen King, Anne Rice, or even J. K. Rowling, though whether I reach success like this doesn’t matter to me because I just want to share my writing, that’s all.
I hope people enjoy my work, and while I may use the feedback that I get from my readers as a valuable tool for self-improvement, what people think of my work is not how I measure the value of my writing, because not everyone will like me or what I have to say in my books. My passion for writing is how I measure the worth of my written works.
With that said, if you’re struggling with a little self-doubt in reaching a goal or dream, I would like to offer you a fun little homework assignment for today. I want you to think deeply about the goal or dream that your heart wants to achieve. Why do you have the dream or why do you want to achieve your goal? What are your desired results?
Grab a piece of paper and something to write with, and make a pros and cons list. Write down your feelings about the desired results, the very heart of why you want to reach your goal or make your dream come true! Think about every pro and con from small to big. When you’re done, black out the entire con list, and focus on the pros. Somewhere in your pros list will be the reason why it IS possible to achieve the success that you want.
If you forget all the reasons it won’t work,
and you focus solely on the one reason it will work,
then it is possible, after all.
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