Happy Tuesday. I hope your week is off to a great start. If not, you’ve still got time to turn it around!!!
If you guys can’t tell, I struggle to post weekly on my blog. 🤦🏽♀️ It’s not that I’m not writing because I am. It’s just that I’m focusing so much on writing Try Me Not’s sequel, You Tried Me, that I don’t make extra time for my blog. BUT I’m working on changing that!!!
With that being said, I’ve decided to try something new. Awhile back I received this little “Believe” box as a gift. Inside it has 30 inspirational cards that you pop open. The cards have quotes on them that hit home for me and I know some of y’all can relate. My goal is to post one quote a week, right here on my blog. I plan on talking about what that quote means to me and what I take from it; good or bad.
Today’s quote is:
Being a writer(or any artist), this is so important! It’s so easy to get discouraged or listen to those voices that tell you you’re no good. A lot of people give up on their dreams because they don’t have enough people believing in them 😞
I’d be lying if I didn’t have people tell me that I wasn’t any good, or that I won’t have anyone buy my books, or that I should put writing aside and focus on a real career. I’d also be lying if I said I didn’t get discouraged from time to time and believe what others said. 🤦🏽♀️🤷🏽♀️ It can happen to the best of us.
My support system is freaking phenomenal! Words cannot describe how much they do for me, how much they help me, and how much they inspire me. Once I finally published Try Me Not, all I kept hearing from everyone was “I knew you could do it”. I had no idea exactly just how many people believed in me. I always had people say they supported me, but without a published book, how can you really tell? Once I published, I truly saw who my supporters really were. All the shares, likes, thoughtful comments, brought tears of joy to my eyes. My heart is so full because of the support I’ve received from others who aren’t just close friends and family! ❤️
So whatever your passion is, whatever dream you want to make into a reality– find you people who believe in you and hold them close. Appreciate and love them.👌🏽 When it comes to those who don’t believe in you, try your hardest not to let their disbelief make a home in your mind, but definitely don’t let their words into your heart.🙅🏽♀️ Allow their words to be fuel to your fire and burn baby, burn!!🔥Show them exactly why they should have believed in you. Show them how their negativity only motivated you, pushed you, helped you. We need our haters just as much as we need our supporters. It’s called balance, honey. 😉
Be easy, stay blessed.
P.S. I believe in you. Yes, I’m talking to YOU!