We all make mistakes, sometimes. We all need to listen to advice, sometimes, especially when that advice comes from a voice of experience.
But equally important is the notion that we need to have confidence in our own abilities to think, so that, after listening to advice and learning all we can, we are able to make and follow our own decisions.
I’ve just made a decision about one of my books, one that I should and would have made sooner if I’d had more confidence to follow the path I’d chosen. Because no matter who the person is who advised changing direction, the final decision should have been mine.
I’m not going to explain any more now, but in about three months I’ll refer back to this post.
In the meantime, the message of this post is universal:
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.Rosalynn Carter
Writing is tough. Life is tough. But we can do it.