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Once I get the lyrics to Lady Gaga’s Born this Way out of my head, this Hemingway quote reminds me of other sage life/career advice that is commonly spouted:
- “Dress for the job you want; not the job you have.”
- “Don’t let them see you sweat.”
- “Fake it until you make it.”
- “Act as if you belong.”
- “Don’t let them see the fear in your eyes.”
At one point or other in my life, I have employed the wisdom in each of these sayings. I am struck that it is ironic how I can easily recall situations where I have utilized each of these tactics, but I’ve never thought of applying some of the same ideology when it comes to my writing or blogging.
So starting now, I am going to claim I was born this way. I will not show any fear when it comes to my writing and/or blogging. I am going to add blogger to my LinkedIn profile. I am going to fake it until I make it and act as if I belong; as if I am a writer without qualifying it with the word unpublished.
Now, I just need to figure out how a writer acts. Ideas, anyone?