I've been reading this book, You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One), and am devouring all of the thoughts about being in a creative field.
How is it that, more than anything else, it is our own mental roadblocks that keep us from doing what we love??? Our own lack of discipline, our own self-doubt, stands in our way far more than any outside force and any life circumstance.
And when you cut through all of that crap, the main message is simple... You are a writer. You just need to write. You don't need to reach a certain level of success to say it's true. You don't need it to be your full time income to say it's true. You don't need thousands of people to know who you are to say it's true. You just need to say it. And you just need to do it. Then it's true.
You are a writer. You just need to write.
You are a photographer. You just need to take pictures.
You are an artist. You just need to create.
Some things can be simple :)
P.S. What are you? And do you ever have a hard time saying it out loud? What stands in your way from saying that you are a photographer or an artist or a writer? Share any and all of your thoughts below in the comments :)
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