This past week I got a bad case of “THE DOUBTS”. The first two days I was walking around in a fog that did not let me see where I was going or where I had been. It left me feeling completely paralyzed. Thankfully, by day three a little voice inside reminded me that this was not the first time I had felt like this, and, even better, I had cured myself of “THE DOUBTS” before. All I had to do was to implement some of my healing remedies.
The first and most powerful of those remedies is tapping. If you have never heard of tapping, I urge you to look into it. Tapping, or EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), was first created in the 90’s by Gary Craig. Nick Ortner, founder of www.tappingsolution.com describes it as “a combination of Ancient Chinese Acupressure and Modern Psychology that works to physically alter your brain, energy system, and body all at once.” It is worth the try. The hardest part is to remember to do it when you need it! Nick and his sister Jessica also have several books and an amazing app that I love.
After a few rounds of tapping, I felt HOPE again. And with HOPE, I could ACT again, because, as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe says, action defeats doubt. Because doubt is all about inaction. And inaction is all about fear. I was afraid I was never going to write a perfect novel. And I was right. I am never going to write the perfect novel. But, I can learn to write an imperfect one and that is what I am going to do.
So, Bye-Bye for now DOUBTS. I don’t have time for you. I am busy learning how to write a very imperfect novel.