There comes a time when we all need a little pep talk.
I don’t mean pouring on the platitudes or sugar-coating the obvious.
That might feel good for a moment but, generally, what we really want is some razor-sharp clarity along with those tasty motivational nuggets.
I’m a little more apt to listen to someone who’s shared a similar experience than I am to someone with witty sayings, but no solid background (as in– lessons learned the hard way.)
If you’ve visited here for very long, you know I like to encourage. At the same time, I pray I never, ever trivialize or minimize your dilemmas or hardships.
The focus of this blog is to uplift in a get real kind of way, if that makes sense.
I’m not an expert.
I don’t pretend to be.
I’m just a writer-gal from the Ozarks traveling the path–same as you–one step or stumble at a time.
Now, I love Jesus.
I love you.
I love serving others.
The nitty-gritty of today’s post is this:
If you’re a writer (or you’re thinking about it), it’s hard. I don’t know of any other way to put it, except to honestly say it–it’s back-breaking hard.
Depending on people’s goals, the degree of hardship varies from writer to writer. Folks rarely accomplish their vision overnight. It may seem that way sometimes, but often we fail to see the blood, sweat, and tears that’s gone into their success.
We pull out our dreaded self-compare pad and rate ourselves according to someone else’s value scale. It’s self-defeatist really and serves no purpose.
I’ve learned over the years to filter what I see and hear from self-proclaimed experts. You should, too.
- Talk to others who have been where you’re at.
- Stamp out negativity.
- Seek the positive.
- Turn to those who offer truth in love.
- Run from back-biters, joy-stealers, and pot-stirrers.
- Recharge your day by taking charge of your day.
And as I told a friend last week–You were created for just this mission. No one else can do exactly what you can.
And here for a purpose.
Don’t squander one more minute thinking otherwise.
(If you ever doubt that, let me know. I’ll set you straight!)
What’s your recipe for encouragement?
You were created for just this mission. Encouragement for the writer’s heart: (Click to Tweet)