I hate risk. I want to succeed, but I don't want to risk. Instead of risking I surrender to my fear. I fear because I don't want to look like a fool when I fail. Therefore it is much easier to play it safe than to risk.

Fear causes me to procrastinate. I keep telling myself that I want the perfect plan before I start, but the reality is I don't want to be called a fool for failing. Even now, as I sit on the brink of the life I have always wanted, I am held back by fear. Since I am not guaranteed success I sit back waiting for inspiration to hit and give me the perfect plan.

That is why this post by Donald Miller was so timely for me to read.

If you haven’t noticed, it’s been about 4 years since I’ve released a new book. During that time, it’s been tough going. I’ve started and nearly completed two books, but to be honest, they didn’t shine. I didn’t want to release them because, well, they weren’t good enough.

I wouldn’t say I struggled with writers block because I kept to my discipline and wrote thousands upon thousands of words. They just weren’t great.

Still, I found myself getting worried. I love to write and want to continue writing but I was stuck. I couldn’t tap into that old flow I used to feel.

But gratefully God intervened.

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