I realized yesterday, that the process of creating a new book is simply the process of believing in yourself and what you have to offer to the world. It is like a microcosm of the struggle we all feel to believe in our own message enough to send it out into the world.
All of the self-doubt surfaces and the battle begins! We generally do not doubt that we are here and we have some purpose in being here, but taking that confidence to the next level is the challenge. We must first believe that we have the life experiences necessary to inform and instruct others through our written articles or books. Do we have something original and worthwhile to share? Will others find what we have to say important or useful?
I am in the midst of this struggle right now, and my opinions on this question change almost hourly. Where do others get so much self-confidence?