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Sit Down! You’re Rocking the Boat!

Have you ever noticed that tiny little voice in your head that starts to panic the moment you edge closer to something new? A thought, a project, an adventure – it doesn’t matter. That little voice suddenly gets very loud! I blame the survival instinct. It is human nature to want to protect ourselves. And …

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Ready? Set? Go!

“Ready” is a crutch. It is the oldest excuse in the world. It is the sound of another brick being added to the wall around your comfort zone. I have to agree with Hugh Laurie. You are never truly ready for anything – not the performance you have practiced for weeks, not that test you have …

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It’s Not You, It’s Me

Have you ever noticed that when you are struggling the most, others seem to be passing you at a record pace? Recently, I have felt this way with my writing. I have mentioned in a few posts that Life, with a capital L, has gotten in the way of my creative pursuits as of late. …

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Embracing Imperfection

Chasing Imperfection CHERYL FASSETT ♦ APRIL 19, 2012 ♦ 3 COMMENTS “Embrace exuberant imperfection”  (Chris  Baty, No Plot, No Problem) For years, I have been intrigued by the Zen concept of beginner’s mind. In its simplest explanation, it is the ability to allow yourself to be a beginner at something you have done a million times. …

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Fueling the Fear

With NaNoWriMo just underway, I delved back into old posts with a NaNo theme. I came across a few from four years ago that I wanted to share again. This first one talks about fear and writing. The Monsters Under the Bed CHERYL FASSETT ♦ SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 ♦ 11 COMMENTS I have never been scared …

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Taking the Plunge

For those of you who are still sitting on the high dive and thinking you might jump off and try NaNoWriMo this year…   Rules for the Game CHERYL FASSETT ♦ OCTOBER 12, 2012 ♦ 5 COMMENTS In my blog reading and face booking surfing, I have noticed a lot of folks out there who are …

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Perfectionism Part II

Last week, I posted about perfectionism and how it keeps most of us from chasing our dreams. If you missed it, you can check it out – here. I have noticed that the universe has a way of tossing things in our path when it wants us to wake up and notice something. In my …

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Little Miss Perfect

Hello, my name is Cheryl, and I am a perfectionist. We need to start an intervention group for perfectionism. Maybe they exist already. [Note to self: Google this because you need help.] I am one of those folks who let perfectionism keep me from doing a lot of things. This is especially true if it …

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