Loving Your Doubts: Alert, Humble and Hungry

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize. - Robert Hughes, Art Critic

BY: Danielle LaPorte

 
 

 Woman Walking Up the Stairs

 

I’m counting on this perspective from Robert Hughes. I delivered my manuscript to Random House/Crown. Then I landed with a fancy speaker’s agency. Then I head to New York for our soul’d out Selling Your Soul event.

This week I dreamed that it was spring of 2012 and my book was fresh off the press. I’m sitting amongst boxes and boxes of printed books but no one is coming to pick them up. Next dream: Forleo and I are on stage at Selling Your Soul and Donald Trump walks in and distracts everyone from what I’m saying. (Someone check his birth certificate!) Next dream: a box of matches that doesn’t light.

Resistance? Doubt? Hell yes! Thankfully. The jitters render me alert, humble, and hungry. Ideal qualities for navigating.

My friend and coach reminded me that there is a moment when the acrobat let’s go of one trapeze and is completely suspended in mid-air before she catches the incoming rung.

You have to let go to get there.
You can be deeply certain, and slightly doubtful.
You can be scared, and really, really ready.
You can give it your all, and then give it over to God.

You can have everything to lose and everything to gain.
I’m banking on it.
Love your doubts. Stay awake.

 

 

danielle laporte

Danielle LaPorte is the creator of The Desire Map, author of The Fire Starter Sessions (Random House/Crown), and co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. An inspirational speaker, former think tank exec and business strategist, she writes weekly at DanielleLaPorte.com, where over a million visitors have gone for her straight-up advice — a site that’s been deemed “the best place on-line for kick-ass spirituality”, and was named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes.

You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter

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