I Don’t Provide Anything New
Being an individual who wants to share their story, it can be quite disheartening to feel like you have nothing new to share with people. I’ve been subject to this limiting belief from time to time. This can be especially discouraging when you begin to provide your opinions online. I know when I started writing non-fiction books, I was excited.
Unfortunately, there were many times over the next couple of years that I felt discouraged. There were so many amazing women and men discussing the same topics online. Parenthood? 1000’s of people post blog content on the subject. Self-help? There are probably millions of self-help books on Amazon alone. And many of them are written by people who are famous, have a doctorate, or possess large following.
Why would I be special? I’m not a licensed psychologist or psychotherapist, and I don’t have formal training. That degree I received in psychology twenty years ago doesn’t impress anyone. Not to mention, most of the time when I’m writing, I feel like the material sucks and my writing style blows. As a result, I questioned whether to continue writing non-fiction books.
Pushing Through Limiting Beliefs
How did I push through the limiting belief of not feeling like I provide anything new? Mostly because I love to write. It is my passion. Furthermore, it is therapeutic. Therefore, I kept writing whether I felt like was being beneficial for anyone else or not. In all honesty, I did it for myself, and when someone else gains something from my material, then I’ve hit a homerun. I’ve also discovered that when I read what I write back – it’s pretty good. That’s not to say I don’t have to polish it a bit, but it is generally better than what I initially thought it was – destined for the shredder.
When Have You Struggled?
Do you ever feel like you are not providing anything new to the world? Have you ever faced the ‘imposter syndrome’? That’s another good one. Or that everyone else is better than you?
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