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Writing Prompt: “If You Actually Require Success” Quote

Writing Prompt Requiring Success Quote

Originally, this post was going to be Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction Challenge from last week, which involved using Inspirobot to generate a random quote to use for a fiction piece. However, after much contemplating, I noticed I haven’t done any writing prompts for a year now. So I figured why not get back into the spirit of writing them again, using this quote generator?

This quote was actually the first one this generator produced for me this morning and I found it very fitting.  I agree with it too. I really think the best way to find success is through yourself. It’s looking in the mirror and telling yourself you can do something and not letting anything stand in your way.

I’m someone who lacks self confidence. Every day, I struggle to tell myself I can do anything I put my mind to. And I can see how it affects everything I do from my writing to the way I feel about life and the world around me. It’s something I’ve been struggling with for years, yet can’t ever seem to get it to go away, no matter what I do. I try the best I can to move around it by acting positive about things even when I don’t feel like it. But that’s the most I can currently do.

What helps me get through it though is the support of those who I care about the most. Those people who let me know how much they care, that I can do anything I set my mind to make it so much easier to kick my lack of self confidence to the curb and show the world what I’m capable of. What also helps is someone else telling me I can’t do something. For some reason, that challenges me even more because it makes me want to prove that person wrong.

But at the same time, I think you can be successful without believing in yourself. With the struggles I have with my own self confidence, I know I definitely have been successful with things I never thought were possible. I know over the years I’ve surprised myself with what I can do. This blog is definitely proof of it because I never thought I’d get to this point in my writing. I never thought I’d be a blogger, that I’d be sharing my words and thoughts with the world through WordPress. Yet, here I am doing exactly what I never thought was possible for me. My blog is a constant reminder that even with lack of self confidence, anything is possible as long as you reach for the stars anyway. And that you can be successful at it too.

Writing Prompt: You Are Your Own Worst Enemy

Look In the Mirror Thats Your Competition Image

This saying reflects a lot on society today and how people view themselves. But I also know that for me, this saying definitely stands true.

I am my own worst enemy. I am the biggest self-critic of them all. I am often too harsh, too cruel towards myself, always telling myself that I’m not doing enough, that I could be doing better.

There are moments where I experience a lot of doubt. Doubt about my life, my writing, my career choices, and even the relationships I have with the people I care the most about. I tell myself that I’m not good enough, that I don’t deserve the things I do have, and that I don’t have certain things because I don’t deserve them.

But that’s not true. Not at all. I tell myself these things because I believe them. BUT that proves that I am my own worst enemy because I’m the only person currently who is criticizing myself. I don’t have anyone else in my life who is criticizing the choices I make in my life, telling me that I’m not good enough, that I could be doing better.

I used to have someone in my life like that. In the past, there was someone who made me feel this way. Made me believe that I’m not good enough, that I don’t deserve to be here.

But since that person is no longer a part of my life, I’ve started to become that person towards myself instead. I often find myself  doubting all of the choices I make, telling myself that I’m not good enough. I find myself looking in the mirror, unsatisfied with the reflection in the mirror staring back at me.

But at the same time, my own unsatisfaction has also driven me. I tell myself I can’t do things that are impossible to do. And then, I do them to prove myself wrong. To prove to those who might doubt me that I can do things, that I can be who I want to be. That I can achieve the impossible even at times when it seems difficult to do.

I am my own worst self-critic. But at the same time, my self-doubt is the best motivator to push me to succeed at everything I do.

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