Recently, I was given the opportunity to submit my writing to a large church organization for publishing.
I haven’t done it yet.
Procrastination, that ominous sign of fear.
Elizabeth Gilbert says, “All procrastination is fear.” She’s spot on.
I am afraid my writing won’t be good enough. I’m also afraid it will be good enough and then I’ll have to deal with an editor or writing assignments I don’t like or any number of other things that are challenging about working with others.
When it comes to my work, I’m an introvert less because of how I gather energy and more because others have burned me in the past.
Or I’ve allowed myself to be burned.
You see, that last sentence is a good reminder that I can choose my response. I don’t have to be burned. Instead, I can be hurt and overcome that hurt. I don’t have to be rejected. I can be moving on to other things.
Perhaps today, I will get on with those submissions.