Have you ever been on the cusp of success?
You can sense the hard work you’ve put into a project is on the brink of finally reaching recognition, acceptance, accomplishment, or what ever it is you use to determine its validity.
Yet something happens to you.
Suddenly you find yourself unmotivated to finish. You have all these new excuses or events that take priority and prevent you from reaching full completion.
Why does this happen? Are you afraid of success? Are you afraid of failure?
That is where I find myself. The morning off to finish my soon to be final draft of my stories. They’re already written. There really isn’t any work that needs to be finished, but I still find myself avoiding it. I distract myself with things like reading, exercising, shopping, internet surfing, literally anything that is not the project at hand.
Maybe it’s fear of change. Maybe I have fantasized so much about next weekend that I have made it bigger than it is. Maybe I’m naturally a saboteur. No matter what the reason, I’m sure that it is toxic.
It seeps into your pores, into your mind, into your well-being, so much that it kills you. Maybe not the physical you, but the dreams that make up you, which is worse than the body.
I suppose that’s when you just have to face it. Push through it. Quit thinking and obsessing, instead, just do it! Easier said than done, but here goes.
The worst tragedies in your world aren’t inflicted, but they’re the ones you inflict on yourself. Start believing that change is good. That you can do this. That you’re worth the dreams you have for yourself.