I’d like to think that I know a thing or two about allowing the “unknowns” in life take over and derail my plans…
For example, when I first started writing books of my own, I would get 80-90% of the way through the draft and then just…
Because I didn’t know what would come next. I didn’t know what editing and layout and cover design and publishing and royalties looked like.
Let’s be real:
If you never finish writing your book, you never have to figure out publishing.
If you never finish writing your book, you never have to figure out layout.
If you never finish writing your book, you never have to figure out launching.
If you never finish writing your book, you never have to figure out how to make sure your book is reaching the people you wanted it to reach.
On some level, you can FEEL all those unknowns piling up. Maybe you fall down the Google rabbit hole, looking for answers. Or maybe you just stop. And let your dream quietly die.
I know that this feels like. It happened to me when I was pregnant. I couldn’t imagine what life (and business and writing) with a baby looked like. So a lot of my life just… stopped. I get it that nobody has a crystal ball, but I just couldn’t wrap my head around how life would be the same and how it would change.
I didn’t even know where to begin. So I stayed stuck. Playing small. Being miserable (and broke) and then feeling bad about myself and my lack of “progress.”
This is a classic definition of Unknowns Inducing Overwhelm or UIO.