Challenging Challenges

31 Silver Linings – A Writing Challenge {Day 11}

Challenges are interesting things, in and of themselves.  It’s simple enough to commit yourself to whatever it may be;  harder still to stick with it. For some, their competitive nature rears its head – for the positive or the…not so much. For me, and I’m guessing many others, there is something else at play:  insecurity.Self-doubt and negative self-talk rear their ugly heads.  Fear of failure emerges.People-pleasing tendencies slip from the back to the forefront of mind.

I’ve spent a lot of time in the last 18 months or so trying to get a handle on all negative things that this challenge has brought up within me and it’s interesting:  it seems I’ve made progress. While I’m committed to the challenge, I’m not focusing on reader stats. I’m not wracking my brain for ideas or trying to prepare posts in advance “just in case”.  I’m simply doing my best to write something each day. I’ve written for 11 days straight.  Some days longer; some days more eloquently. But I’ve done it and I plan to continue.

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  1. Pingback: 31 Silver Linings – A Writing Challenge {Day 1} | So Here's the Thing

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