I’ve been working on my book for a couple of years now, and although it’s coming along, it’s far from complete. So what’s taking so long? Is it fear of failure – or even worse – fear of success that keeps me from finishing?
This morning I was interviewed by Power Women Magazine, and was asked a simple question:
Why are you writing your story?
I replied that I want my story to hit a nerve with anyone who feels less than. Then it hit me – even though I’ve come a long way, there’s still part of me who feels I’m not good enough to complete this book. Contradiction: the newest fragrance by Kiki Klein.
I’m spending so much time and energy promoting myself and building my platform, I get lost in the fantasy of already having done the work.
It’s the same with life – sometimes we skip past the hard part, living in denial that there’s even work to be done on ourselves – we end up living in a bubble. Or, we worry so much about what other people think, we avoid being real all together. We come off as strong, but inside, we’re really living Stepford lives.
After the interview, I shared a little about the call with a close friend. He’s a fantastic cheerleader, and has no doubt I’ll succeed. It’s great to have friends who are in your corner, and can see things our self-doubt causes us to miss, but what’s most important is that we believe in ourselves. The only way to do that – is to actually do the work.