Was there some event in your life or some epiphany that made you take the jump and start blogging brutal honest truth?

Curtis Faith ‏ @inflector: Was there some event in your life or some epiphany that made you take the jump and start blogging brutal honest truth?

ANSWER:

I gave up.

I gave up trying to impress people so they would put me on TV.

I gave up trying to get people to think I was important enough so they would publish my books.

I gave up trying to start the perfect new business.

I gave up trying to be the best father in the world.

I gave up trying to be something I wasn’t to my friends and family.

I gave up everything. I was going to die.

And I looked around and saw that many people wanted to give up but I suspected were afraid to. Maybe, like me, they were afraid they would be less happy, that less people would like them, that they would be invited to have less opportunities, that they would make less money. That fear, by itself, was actually doing the opposite – it was keeping the boundaries of their existence tightly wrapped around their egos.

So I blogged to set myself free. And I blogged to show people that there were maybe others out there who had failed and had despaired and had given up on the future they thought they could control. I blogged, I felt, to give permission to fail. And with that, I hope the blog succeeded.

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