“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”- Beverly Sills (BrainyQuote.org)
This year I have been thinking a lot about what it means for me personally to be successful. Where do I truly find happiness and fulfillment? Writing and expressing myself through positive messages is one place where I find happiness. I find happiness in creating poetry and fiction. I write because I love it. I want to share my writing with others. Hopefully, my words will inspire others. Each week I plan to submit my writing-poetry and short stories to contests, magazines, etc. A few minutes ago I submitted a poem to a literary magazine. You know what? I am not worried about whether or not it gets accepted and published. I have tried. I have taken a step forward. I have not hidden my writing away for fear of rejection and fear of failure. I don’t want to doom myself by my own inaction. Like Beverly Sills has so eloquently put it, if a person doesn’t at least try, he or she is doomed.
If you are afraid of rejection; if you are afraid of disappointment, just remember these words that Beverly Sills has spoken. Don’t doom yourself; at least try. This is a brand new decade. Go ahead and challenge yourself to make it the start of your most successful decade.
May God bless each and everyone of you with His love, peace, and protection always.
Copyright 2020 Jenny W. Andrews