“Your life is like a stock chart. Stocks take dips so when your life takes a dip, it ain’t (the) time to trip. It ain’t (the) time to sell the stock. You have to remember, you are a blue-chip stock.” ~Steve Harvey
In a few weeks, I’ll be releasing my 4th book, Surviving the wait. How I learned to be still and wait on God. To say that I’m excited would be an understatement, yet at the same time I’m also little nervous. I’m not surprised though, because I get this way whenever I’m about to open myself up to the world’s criticism. Although I have many critics, I’m my own worst one. I relentlessly criticize myself and incessantly obsess over whether or not I took my time to write, if I paid attention to and wrote everything God gave me, or if I consider it to be my best work. “What if this book isn’t a bestseller, or no one wants to read what I have to say?” are the thoughts running rampant throughout my mind. Even though my last book didn’t sell as many copies as I’d like, I keep telling myself, “It’s okay, the next one will.” But what if it doesn’t? Does that mean I give up and stop writing, or keep writing until it becomes a reality? Like always, I choose to go with the latter, because I know that just because it hasn’t happened, doesn’t mean that it won’t, and I’m trusting and believing God that it will. I realize that I will go through ups and downs, have success and some failures, but what I won’t do is give up on a dream that God not only gave me, but told me would come to pass. I know that I am a Bestselling Author, and I don’t need New York Times to tell me!
If you’ve taken one-hundred steps and still are no closer to your dream, don’t stop. Keep going it becomes a reality!
Until next time my NOTE takers!