It’s a challenge to write.
Every morning waking up with the determination to write. Or getting home after work to devote time to writing. Or to crawling into bed so you can write for a short moment before going to sleep.
No matter when you do writing it’s always a challenge.
A challenge to be productive. A challenge to be consistent. A challenge to never stop.
The challenge to push yourself every day to write words. Fill a white screen with black words. Or fill a sheet of paper with inked words.
You have no other choice but to write. It drives you.
You Are a Writer
I am a writer.
And if you write, then you’re also a writer. Every one of us who sits behind a desk to write a blog post, to write a story, to write an article — are all writers. Don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.
Those who doubt you, those who disbelieve you, — they are not your friends. They do not care about you. If they did, they would support you.
Remove the doubters from your life. Have the courage to keep only the persons who put faith in your passion.
Famous or Not
Who cares if you’re not famous? It doesn’t matter.
Your desire to tell a story in words makes you a writer. It’s all about surrendering to your passion. If that passion involves writing, then you are indeed a writer.
Once you tell yourself you are a writer instead of telling yourself you want to be a writer will be like night and day. Confidence will come out of nowhere because you have started believing in yourself.
Don’t let go of that feeling!
Don’t Let Yourself Get Discouraged
Sometimes I get up, and I can’t for the life of me write.
I get bitter because the only time I have to write is early in the morning before work.
I too want nothing more than to spend my full-time writing. But life never happens the way we want it. We have to be willing to adapt. Willing to overcome any obstacle placed in our way. Ready to never quit.
I haven’t yet found a way to make a living off of my writing. But I won’t quit if you won’t stop.
We All Doubt Ourselves
Even though negative thoughts run through my head, I do not let them become a reality. They’re only thoughts. We all have them. We all worry. We’re human.
None of us is perfect.
We all have that friend who’s Instagram account is full of filtered pictures of them traveling the world.
Don’t get jealous. Be happy for them. Let their success motivate you to try to achieve the same kind of success.
Every day is a challenge.
Each morning you have proven yourself worthy of the challenge by waking up.
Now apply that simple act to your passion. Be it writing or photography or whatever excites your senses.
Never stop challenging yourself.