There are times when fear can be difficult to deal with, especially when it concerns wanting to share your writing. It can hold you back from submitting, hold you back from taking chances that are necessary.
Here’s 5 key things to remember
1. Fear isn’t all bad
We tend to think of it as the enemy but it does have a purpose. It warns you when you think something might be too good to be true or might have negative consequences. It’s only a problem when it becomes too great and out of proportion.
2. You can master your fear.
The problem with dealing with fear is that it can quickly overwhelm all thoughts and senses but you have the ability to say no to it. You can be determined to rein it in, to carry on despite it.
3. Sometimes you can’t think ahead.
Thinking ahead can be great but it can be detrimental when you become overly concerned with the outcomes of what you are doing. Be focussed but not excessively preoccupied.
4. Above all, have faith.
Even when you’re faith it failing you and you can’t see where you are going, hold onto faith. Keep believing in yourself.
5. Beware of extremes.
Even when it appears positive, it’s never good to get overly caught up in things. Too much advice may be wrong for you. Too little watching TV could be wrong for you.
Find your path and follow it, not the one that others tell you to follow. This is harder than it sounds but it’s worse to realize one day that you are not doing what you wanted with your life because you have listened to others before yourself.