The forest of uncertainty is where the magic is and going through the forest will bring us to our dreams. It is human nature to shy away from uncertainty. There is a security in the known. However if we remain in the known, we will never be able to find out our true potential and so many opportunities will be missed.
In my journey to one of my goals, I am being faced with a lot of uncertainties. AS I learn more about the publishing process, I am finding that there is so much I do not know. It can be overwhelming at times. As I was reviewing Scroll I of Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman in the World I saw that scroll with new eyes. The first time I read it was almost a year ago and I am a different person from who I was then. I am still evolving.
The career I have chosen is laden with opportunity yet it is fraught with heartbreak and despair and the bodies of those who go failed, were they piled one atop another, would cast a shadow down upon all the pyramids of the earth.
Yet I do not fail, as others, for in my hands I now hold the charts which guide me through perilous waters to shores which only yesterday seemed a dream.
This hit home for me. The publishing world is full of rejections and disappointments and it is not an easy road to travel. This rereading of the scroll came at a great time as I am feeling like I have a lot to do in a short time and I am still learning. Thanks to what I have learned in the MKE I know I have the power within to persevere.
Failure is no longer my payment for struggle. Just as nature made no provision for my body to tolerate pain neither has it made any for my life to suffer failure. Failure, like pain, is alien to my life. In the past I accepted it as I accepted pain. Now I reject it and I am prepared for wisdom and principles which guide me out of the shadows into the sunlight of wealth, position, and happiness far beyond my most extravagant dreams.
I know that if I keep my mind on the goal and stay positive, the Universe will bring me what I need and I will find success in the end. I see this happening everyday as the mechanisms and resources seem to appear just as I need them. Or a change in schedules gives me the rest I need to gain some renewed energy to take on the next task. At times publishing my cookbook seems so huge and I must resist the temptation to fear it is bigger than I can handle. I have to remind myself of the saying
How do you eat and elephant? One bite at a time.
So I will tackle this challenge on step at a time.