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Fierce on The Page by Sage Cohen

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Change Yourself

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” —Viktor E. Frankl

Being self-employed for nearly two decades has taught me accountability. When things go wrong, I can’t blame anyone else for my mistakes or ask them to shield me from the consequences. Because I am solely responsible for what’s working and not working, I strive to quickly learn, adapt, and grow through any difficulty.

This accountability has also served me well in my writing life. When I am not succeeding as I intended, I look for ways I am influencing the unwanted outcome rather than blaming the person or publication or situation that disappointed me. And when things go right, I pay close attention to the choices that ...

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