Earlier this week a site called ODesk named me as one of the top 25 writers to follow on Twitter. I was honored to be included in this list, but there is much more to the story. You see, I had wanted to become a writer since I was in high school. In fact, I wanted to write professionally and took many classes on various types of writing.
After a dozen or so people told me that my writing was not very good, I gave up and didn’t write for over twenty years. I chose to believe people who did not even know me very well, and gave up something I had dreamed of accomplishing. I simply did not have the confidence in myself to keep on going and to never give up.
In March of 2007 I started submitting articles to online directories. As of today I have now published 952 articles and more than 268,000 people have read them. I guess I’m a writer now, but that is just a label. The point is that you do not need others to tell you who you are. Make up your mind to do what you love and never give up your dream. My writing has allowed me to live a lifestyle I had only dreamed of before, and it brings me more joy and satisfaction than I can express. You can do whatever it is that others have told you could not be done. Once you believe it, it will become a reality.