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Books, visions, and an itch.

I’m pissed off with books. No wait, maybe that isn’t quite right, it’s more like I am having a serious love / hate relationship with books at the moment. I cannot seem to get enough of them, I devour them and use them, and then I get angry with them for making me think, feel and…

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  • Tracy Bradbury

    Really great article and one that I relate too so well as you are exactly the same as me – hope we can both find a solution to this problem one day <3ReplyCancel

  • Jules

    Simple. No more self help books.
    No more “inspirational” books that are not really inspiring anything but making you feel “less than”

    Stop looking for the answers from others and find the question inside you.
    You are unique, you have talents, you have gifts.
    You will not be able to find them in the words of others because they don’t know what is in your heart.

    You are using the books as a reason to not start “doing”
    They are a crutch to hide your fears.
    No more books for you.

    Stand on the edge of the cliff, take a deep breath and jump.

    What is the worst that is going to happen?
    You might land on your knees the first time, but you will have done something, anything and then you walk back to the top and you jump again, and this time you know how it feels when you land, you don’t need to be afraid.

    I know you can do it. xxooReplyCancel

    • imagesbycassandra

      Thank you my friend I am very lucky to have you!ReplyCancel

  • Haha- Cassandra, I also read, and read and read and read. One thing leads to another. I can so relate! Though I have stopped reading self help- there is no saving for me. I have given up and started living as I am. Suck the rest!ReplyCancel

    • imagesbycassandra

      Lynette I think I may run away from self-help for a while too!! Here’s to living as we are! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • M Raarup

    Great post! I missed seeing your work on CM so I just googled your name and “stalked” a little. we took nl101 together a LONG time ago and I love your landscape/cityscapes.

    • imagesbycassandra

      Yeah Meredith!!! I am so happy you found me!! I am going to see if I can find you on Facebook ok!ReplyCancel

  • First, thanks for mentioning WRITE EVERY DAY. (It’s how I found your blog!) I’m glad it’s been inspiring. That said, I can relate to what you’re talking about — the procrastination cycle, the mind-won’t-shut-up-at-4-a.m. syndrome, all of it. I don’t know if this will help or not, but I’m starting to suspect I’ve got some ADHD issues (my son is being tested for it, and it seemed very, very familiar.) It includes that all-or-nothing mentality, and a sort of paralysis when faced with too many choices. The things that have helped: pick one small step towards one of your dreams. Doesn’t matter which one, as long as you can get it done in a short amount of time. Then visualize yourself doing it that day. The other thing: get an accountability buddy. Even just getting an email every week saying “how did last week go? And what do you want to do this week?” can be really helpful, I’ve found. Good luck!ReplyCancel

    • imagesbycassandra

      Cathy, firstly thank you so much for taking the time to comment here I appreciate that! I really loved your book and I have your “rock your plot” book waiting for me too. Your advice is great, I know that I need to focus smaller and over longer periods. I actually have a meeting with a life coach set up for this year to work on getting my focus right. The way you describe that “all-or-nothing mentality” really hits home. Thank you again Cathy, and thank you for your books too!ReplyCancel

life in projects…

Stories give our lives meaning, they unite us and tie us together. I am a little obsessed with the art of storytelling at the moment, not just visual storytelling but also through the written word and conversation. I heard a great quote recently: “There isn’t anyone you couldn’t love once you have heard their story”…

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