“Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worthy of the trip.”~ Glenn Beck
I have to start by saying that I typically don’t like Glenn Beck. I won’t get into why here, but this quote goes to show that we can disagree and/or not like a particular person and still acknowledge the value in some of what they say.
Anyway, I like this quote because it speaks to the nature of those who pursue dreams. I know when I was younger, I pursued the dream of writing but never fully believed that I was good enough. This stems from a lot of teenage psychology that I won’t get into here, but I don’t feel like I am unique. I think it is important to ask ourselves if we truly believe we are worthy of achieving what we desire.
I think this is different than “wanting” a dream. I really, really wanted to be a writer. I knew that writing made me happiest and that I wanted to share that with the world. And I knew I wanted to do it for a living. I wanted the dream just as much as anyone. But I did not believe I was worthy. I think part of that was because I recognized I still needed to grow in my craft. But, even still, it took a long time to acknowledge that I am worthy of being a writer. I am worthy of having people read my work. I am worthy of this trip. It’s a nice thought to hold.