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“I stumble forward in a dim light, finding my way to the vitality that is passion one step at a time,” Dawna Markova.

What passions are you afraid to try because they might sound silly, too hard, or too frightening to entertain? I want you to consider a BIG one that is really scary and juicy at the same time. I have a passion for writing a book or two. For a while, I thought that this sounded like a frivolous way to spend time. Wow!! Did I let my inner saboteur get a hold of me or what?

My next reaction was to turn this idea around. I explored in my journal writing my need for approval from those individuals who thought that the chances of ever publishing a book was nearly zero. For now, they just weren’t in the mode to understand taking this risk. No problem, I wouldn’t go bungee jumping if asked.  But writing about something that inspired ME seemed to make more and more sense.  And seeking approval made less and less.

I wrote about moving past my conundrum and enumerated the steps to move forward in a straighter line. I’ve been writing  my book for a few months and making some progress page by page. And this effort has bolstered my courage in myself and my passions.

So let go of your inhibitions today! Write about what makes you get up and go in life. No one will grade the paper. You have full permission to go all out on your nuggets of gold and take a step into this passionate nature of yours!

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