Sometimes BRAVE means doing something brand new, sometimes it means doing that thing you’ve been putting off for months.
Every so often I have been posting about something BRAVE-ish I’ve done recently – to keep myself accountable to actually DO something AND to remind you being brave is not always lion taming and hang-gliding. There’s a lot of little BRAVE things I’ve been doing along the way too.
Making 2013 my YEAR OF BRAVE has been genuinely life-changing for me.
I had this idea for a novel that I would totally love to read. I’ve been thinking about it for the last year or so, and in (around) October I started writing it.
And I don’t think I can do this. I don’t know if I can do this. I think the concept+execution is beyond my skill level and is slightly too ambitious for me.
I KNOW this draft is crap, but I’m going to finish it. I KNOW I may have to scrap the whole thing, but I’m going to finish it. I KNOW that this whole project is beyond my writing skill level, but I’m going to finish it.
I don’t know what will happen after I finish this first draft. I may try to revise it. I may just put it aside.
We’ll see. But I’m going to BE BRAVE and finish this first draft. It could be a failure. It could be a “learning experience” …. it could just be the very first baby step of something super awesome. We’ll see.
What BRAVE thing have you done recently?