I am truly grateful for these opportunities, but I think that my writing life should have more of a success story. I blame myself for lacking the confidence to market and push myself further. Some people say that the fear of ‘success’ more than the fear of ‘failure’ zaps one’s confidence and motivation. I think the fear of Success and Failure tag-teamed me and pushed me into a corner—making me feel oppressed. That is why one of my goals for 2014 is to improve on self-promotion. And to motivate me, I have made Diana Ross' song I'm Coming Out my theme song for this goal. I am ready to push Failure to the side and make my way to unlock the door of Success. I am ready to bang my drum and blow my horn and let my tresses fly in the wind (as I imagine Diana's hair is doing while she is singing). I have the feeling of empowerment—I can do anything and I will do everything.
Listen, everyone must find something that pushes them further towards their goals. Whether it’s reading; exercise; eating; yoga, meditation or listening to music. As long as it will help you to reach the next level in your goal I say do it and don't look back. That is what I’m going to do while I'm Coming Out plays in my head or is vibrating between my lips.