Recently I realized that hanging out with other writers—all in different stages of the quest for publication—makes me feel braver than I really am. Or than I think I am. Or something.
Associating with like-minded people builds my strength and confidence, before I even realize I need it.
It’s kind of like when you and your spouse—or best friend or a family member or whatever—eat dinner at a new and exciting restaurant. Or when you decide to visit a new vacation destination. Or when you attempt to learn a new skill. Having the support of someone else who is sharing a similar experience gives you a boost in confidence, or courage, or…something. Anyway, you find yourself doing things you never would have believed yourself capable, or brave enough to do.
Have you found this to be true in life? What new brave things have you tried lately? Discuss.