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A Writer's Guide to Persistence by Jordan Rosenfeld

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chapter 17STAVE OFF SABOTAGE

“Having a low opinion of yourself is not ‘modesty.’ It’s self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not ‘egotism.’ It’s a necessary precondition to happiness and success.”

—BOBBE SOMMER, FROM PSYCHO-CYBERNETICS WITH THE MAXWELL MALTZ FOUNDATION

I wish I could say that everyone you’ll meet along your path will wish you well and want the best for your writing practice. I wish, also, that I could say you will always make choices for your highest good, take all opportunities, and make only forward steps, but, hey, we’re all human.

As you travel your road, you’ll encounter people who don’t have your best interests at heart. And, at times, fear, anxiety, and uncertainty will cause you to turn down, turn ...

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