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Fear & Loathing in L.A.

by Lara E. Seltzer (writer), Los Angeles, February 21, 2007


Yesterday as I was sitting on the couch, knowing I needed to write, something crept into me. It was fear. Fear of succeeding, fear of not succeeding, fear of not being good enough, and fear that nothing good will ever come; that I’m working in vain. Fear.
I’ve never felt it so strongly before. I guess cause I’m so close I could almost taste it.
It can be paralyzing, but fear is also one of the best motivators. It made me spring right off the couch, yell “Fuck that!’ and defiantly turn on my lap top and get into it.
It was amazing what flowed out. Truly great stuff and before I knew it, I had spent 2 hours working. The fear had made me dig deep inside and I was overjoyed by what I found. I want this more than anything, and I will get it.
It has always been clear to me that there is one major difference between winners and losers. We all get rejected at some point, but winners don’t QUIT. They rise above and let the fear make them work harder. To truly test your boundaries and flourish, you must try. Trying in spite of the fear makes you a winner in my book.

I leave you with a quote by Richard Bach:
“A Professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”

I like that.

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Lara E. Seltzer is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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3 comments on Fear & Loathing in L.A.

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By Steven Lane on February 21, 2007 at 11:20 pm
love the quote
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By Kay C on February 27, 2007 at 01:49 pm
Well done.
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By Credo on December 20, 2013 at 09:25 am

TRANSCENDENTAL QUOTATION, inspirational article.


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