Recently,Â IÂ felt like my dream was drifting further away. With my impending birthday this week, I began to be revisited by old Mr. Doubt whispering once again in my ear
“You’re too old, not talented enough, too much competition . . .”
In my last post I spoke about “Seven Ways To Sabotage My Success” and concluded it came from fear of success and insecurity.Â I spent time this week reading our member’s posts and thinking about how to face my own fears and find that confidence.
I realized, after reading Danelle’s post here on 8 Women Dream that there were past moments when I felt quite powerful and successful.Â Â Â Focusing on thoseÂ moments seemed to help me put it all into perspective.
I decided toÂ challenge myself and work though my seven steps of sabotage and make an effort to address each one.Â It is a little scary because I have allowed so much time to elapse but I also know that I need to do this to move forward. Â I have seven steps and seven days to address them.Â One a day.
Yesterday was a stellar day.Â I went to a wonderful meeting in the morning, painted in my studio and deposited a check from my dentist. Â He bought two paintings from me this week.Â To top the day off,Â I received an acceptance letter from San Luis Obispo Plein air competition.
(Wendy’s dream is still to become a influential international artist, but she left 8 Women Dream in March of 2010 to complete grad school.Â She is still a strong supporter of 8 Women Dream and you will see her in the comments on the blog.)