A good friend just told me this story:
When my daughter was 2 she developed this phobia of bugs. It was so bad she wouldn’t go outside. So my wife came up with the idea of her screaming at the bugs: ‘GO AWAY BUGS! YOU CAN’T BOTHER ME!’ And it worked.
He suggested that I yell, ‘Go away kidney stones’ – as the logical cure. And, our other friend, who was listening, noted, “The stones don’t have ears.”
To which he replied, “Neither did the bugs.”
But we have ears, don’t we. Which makes me think there’s really something to this theory. We hear what we say about ourselves – somewhere inside it gets internalized, and we believe it.
The fears have ears.
Are you feeding yours? Or blasting them out of the park?
How does this affect you as you move forward with your writing, your business or new forays into places like Twitter? How does it affect your life?
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