"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
I've already told you my big, fun, scary writing goal for the year and it's a thing that is going to require me to have a lot of courage. So I've made that my word for 2011: Courage.
I thought about making fearless my word for the year, but then I realized that there is no way I'm going to be able to get through this year without some fear. Maybe a lot of fear. Yeah. There's going to be fear. So this can't be my fearless year.
However, having courage and looking fear in the face, as Mrs. Roosevelt stated, doing the thing I think I cannot do, that's what my year is really about.
Here's what I'd like from you (if you're so inclined): In the comment box, write what your word of the year is. Just your one word. And next week, I'll draw one of your words at random and I will make you a banner like the one at the top of this post. Easy-peasy, right?
Oh! Wait! After you've commented here, go to Amy Jo's blog and wish her a happy bloggiversary and enter into her giveaway for a $15 Amazon gift card. Ooh, books....*drool*