“Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive — the risk to be alive and express what we really are.” – Don Miguel Ruiz
Fear is a much thought of and rarely talked about emotion that tends to paralyze while defining new ways to be paralyzed.
When it comes to the development of a knowledge- based ebook fear often places procrastination on notice and the idea is left on the worry stone of life.
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Sometimes the best step to take is the first one. Sit down today and write out a few ideas. They don’t have to be perfect, in order, or even make perfect sense, but they can be a powerful first step to developing an ebook. Oh, and when tomorrow comes take another step.
“Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.” – H Jackson Browne
Think about the achievements you have made in life. Each one was based on taking a hard first step, learning a new skill and hanging out on a limb.
“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” – Henry James
Life really is great. Sure, bad things happen, but if you can take the time to see the things you have to be grateful for and then share it with others it is almost as if you use the ingredients you already have to make your life wonderful. You can choose to reject certain ingredients in the recipe of life.
“Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.” – James F. Bymes
Opportunity may be as simple as taking your good idea and making it better by trading your security for the opportunity to go someplace new.
“You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.” – Pearl S. Buck
Don’t let age define your willingness to stretch your wings. If you are mature in years it simply means you have more life experience from which you can draw.
“Worry gives a small thing a big shadow.” – Swedish Proverb
Worry is the setting sun and causes thoughts about things that go bump in the night and casts a show that haunts the dreams of millions. If you are worried now you should take some time to reevaluate your feelings in the light of a new day.
“I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.” – William Allen White
Ebooks provide a great opportunity to share what you know with others who want to know what you know. In many ways your words that may have been written in fear are the very same words that will provide growth opportunities in others who may read your words in hope.
Your life experience has value – share it without fear.