Face it, if you’re human you’ve carried insecurity with you. It’s is a disease that can take down the greatest of men and women…but only if you allow it to.
As most of you know, I’m a writer, and writers are some of the most insecure people on Earth. Why? Like most careers, it’s a luck-oriented business. You can be the greatest writer in the world and still be relatively unknown. Plus, if you burden yourself with unnecessary expectations, you can guarantee that insecurity, humanity’s age-old nemesis, will come knocking on your door.
So how do we defeat insecurity? Easy, you just ignore it. Now you’re probably asking: how do I do that? Easy, just ignore everything you EXPECT to come from your endeavors.
Society programs us that being rich and famous is the way to go. Not true. Loving what you do, and doing it right is how you should program yourself. That is the true essence of preserving your humanity and keeping insecure thoughts from plaguing your work, and more importantly your life. Fame and fortune brings with it it’s own bag of uncertainties-I’m not saying it is worthless, it’s not. But it shouldn’t be the defining outcome to seek when you embark on any career, be it writing or window cleaning.
Start changing your thinking and watch insecurity be a thing of your past.
T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs about writing, self-publishing and sales & marketing. You can also subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox.