I’ve been hesitant to tell many people my dream of being a published author, namely because I’m scared of failure. Talking to some old friends (as in known since childhood, not old in age!) at the weekend about work, I was honest that I was less passionate about my current career as what I really wanted to do was write.
You know what? It was a breeze. They seemed to find it exciting, there was no laughter or mocking, just support. One of them even reminded me how we used to make up stories together when we were young. They both encouraged me to consider doing something part-time whilst I work on a book. And it’s given me a bigger towards pursuing my dream because I’ve said it out loud. I’ve made it real. It’s out there in the universe and now I need to make it happen.
I guess the moral of the story is not be scared of failure but do everything you can to succeed. Feel the fear and do it anyway!
Whilst I am still clueless about what to do about the day job, I’m going to do everything I can to pursue my writing dream.
Have you shared your dreams?