Wisdom # 5 How to Combat Low Esteem


So true...I remember in high school I read Napoleon Hill's masterpiece, "Think and Grow Rich." In his book he says, 'what the mind can conceive and believe in, it can achieve'. Writing a novel is no different. Think about it for a second! I told a young man a while back, who was having confidence issues, you are not alone buddy, most of us average men and women have the same issues. We as writers must not make writing a novel bigger than ourselves. There are millions of libraries with millions of books, by millions of authors. We have a computer between our ears, we need to engage whatever resources we have and write. I believe as Hill states we must form a mastermind group that will help us succeed. A group of people we trust to guide us as we progress through a book. I have a small group, an audio narrator, a cover designer, and a book format expert. They care about me and want my book to be the best. They tell me things about my book knowing I will respond in a thankful way because it is impossible to hurt my feelings...I know I do not possess zero defects and people are much more capable at a lot of things than me. I'm so thankful for any help they give me. Becoming a writer is like getting older and growing up. At first; as a child some things are difficult but as we age and learn and grow riding that bicycle is easy, and then driving a car. A writer starts out as an infant with little knowledge and things seem hard, but as you study, write, and learn from people you begin to understand. It is a process. Alexander G. Bell conducted 10,000 experiments trying to invent the light bulb. Someone asked him how it felt to fail so much. He looked at them and said, "I have found 10,000 possible reasons why I eventually will be successful." My fellow writers, you can do it. Write about something you are knowledgeable and passionate about and then write, write, and write.