Putting yourself out there!


Another blogger, a friend on Facebook, shared some things this morning that could help you when you are stuck–when an idea you are trying to develop is stalled. All good ideas and the information was useful.

However, the biggest thing I must overcome in getting my ideas out there is PUTTING MYSELF OUT THERE! 

As in, sharing this blog. Putting together a slideshow to share at a photography society meeting you are attending for the first time. Offering a class teaching a photo skill that stretches you each time you do. Asking an “expert” to review your writing! Reaching out to make a new friend. Date!

When I get a new idea, my practice is to just do it. One step at a time, one bite at a time, until I’m at the pivotal moment when there is no turning back. Then I’ve done the deed and I’m on the other side of it celebrating the success. When I am in the process of a new project and I have those old doubts and insecurities come up, I just look up and keep stepping up. Knowing that to quit is not an option because it feels so right even though my insecurities are screaming.

My encouragement to you is to keep on keeping on. Never give up until the job, project or effort is complete or it becomes obvious you’ve gone down the wrong path.

Don’t let fear make your choices. Remember, the acronym for FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real. Or as I liked to say during the last George Bush era: Fart Every Altered Reality.



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