Thursday, May 2, 2013

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?

Sometimes I get stuck.  Paralyzed by my own inner big bad wolf.   Unable to move forward.

I'm not good enough.

I'm not unique enough.

What if no one buys anything?

What if people think my stuff is bad?

I'm not "known" enough.

This is just a peek into my mind.  And I share it not for a pity party, but rather to expose it.  I've been reading Jon Acuff's new book, Start.  And he writes that we give our fears too much power by keeping them inside.  That when we write them down, say them out loud, we are exposing them to the truth.  We are immediately able to see just how silly they are.

And then he suggested that the best way to overcome your fears (or to "punch them in the face" as Jon would say...) is to just start.


So I started.

I started designing, I started sewing, and I started waking up at 6:30am.  And I'm not perfect, but for the time being, I'm no longer afraid of the big bad wolf.

I actually think he's pretty cute... :)

{studio e exclusive "Wolf" print - soon to be available in my Etsy store}

Where are you stuck?

1 comment:

  1. You are so talented. I've been telling you this for like EVER. Glad you finally listened :) haha


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