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April 23, 2007

Dreams

Filed under: thoughts,Writing — Becky @ 8:57 am
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“There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, “Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course I’ve got dreams.” Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they’re still there. These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box. It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, “How good or how bad am I?” That’s where courage comes in.” –Erma Louise Bombeck

I will admit that I am guilty as charged. I have things that I want to do, but I don’t have the courage to actually do them. I start, then stop if something goes wrong. A few months ago I started making jewelry… I sold a bunch of pieces through work/friends, but when I put them up on e-Bay nothing much sold…so I stopped. I really enjoyed doing it, but I don’t anymore because I am scared that nothing will sell. A few years ago, I started a book…I wrote the first chapter, and let the husband read it…he added a funny comment at the end (and it was funny) and I stopped. Multiple times, I have started and stopped an exercise program because the results weren’t coming as quick as I wanted or I plateaud.
How does one get the courage to put themselves out there? How do you deal with the rejections, or the nay-sayers? How do you put up with disappointment?

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1 Comment »

  1. Get up and do it again. Nothing worth having ever comes easy. Not in my life anyway.

    Comment by Buffy — April 24, 2007 @ 3:27 pm | Reply


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