What’s holding you back?

Dec 1, 2014 | Writing A Book

Are you serious about writing your book?

Lots of people are serious about writing a book. They understand the career benefits and how much they’ll learn. Even though they’re serious, they still don’t get their book done. If that’s you, spend some time thinking about the reasons why.

Being serious is not enough.

It’s not enough to understand the benefits of writing a book. They’re important, but they’re not enough to get you from thinking about writing a book to completing the manuscript.

Don’t just think about the reasons why you should write a book. Give some thought to the things that are holding you back.

The gravity of the present

If you’re like most of my clients, you’ve got a busy life and lots of obligations. There are things you have to do, like making enough money. There are other important things, like spending time with your family. And there are things you choose to do, like enjoying a hobby. Those things are good, but they may be holding you back.

If you’re going to write that book, something in the mix will have to change. What will it be?

Project anxiety

If you’re going to write a book you will encounter some scary things. Some people will not agree with what you write. Others will be jealous. Plus, you will have to do some things you’ve never done before.

Examine your thoughts about writing that book. What are you afraid of?

You don’t have to write your book

You may decide that writing a book is not important enough to give up other things in your life. You may decide that you don’t want to take the risks that come with writing a book. That’s OK. Just don’t make that choice by default.