I am in the process of completing a really big project. I am working on republishing much of my earlier work as a series called Secrets of Happy Relationships.
One morning the "end of project self-talk" came on full blast, before I was even completely awake. The chatter included, "The competition in this field is huge. Who do you think needs this anyway? This won't work. It's not your usual kind of series…." and much more that I don't want to share because you might believe it and none of it is true.
Fortunately, I quickly noticed the pattern. It is common and sometimes associated with "Fear of Success." I have been through it before as have many of my author friends.
It’s just a story we tell ourselves in response to the stress of consciously and carefully completing our work. This time I managed it with Logosynthesis. I said the sentences and the energy in the story dissipated immediately.
If I had believed the story, I could have used it as justification to delay the release of the project until I had reviewed it one more time–or maybe worse. It's easy to believe stories like this but I urge you to consider using these tools and just letting them go.
Just remember, don't believe everything you think!
This paragraph is a comment I wrote about a passage on Page 101 of Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®.) You can see the passage in the book. You can also see the excerpt here. This link will take you to Bublish.com, where I regularly publish comments on parts of this book. This is a site where authors share of their work. You can subscribe to my musings, there, as well as to the musings of many other authors. It’s a great place to learn about new books and I recommend that you visit.