Take the Generous Challenge

June 6, 2012

in the generous life

I’ve been following Jeff Goin’s writing blog for awhile and he just started a 15 day challenge.

In his first blog post, The Declaration Every Great Writer Makes, he challenges writers to not let bad messages like “you don’t have what it takes” or “you aren’t good enough” to take you out, but to firmly and publicly declare that you are a writer. 

Bottom line ~ our perception of ourselves can make or break what we do.

Ah, heck … occupational hazard alert! The same thing applies to being a generous wife. How important it is to see ourselves clearly and not let bad messages take us out.

So I’m accepting his challenge and making one of my own.

1) I am a writer!

2) I am a generous wife!

Consider joining me in declaring that last one? Choose to see yourself as a generous wife. Don’t let nay sayers get you down. Declare it, own it and live it. You really are a generous wife. Yes, you are. Really.

It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.  attributed to Hanoch McCarty


“Getting creative about the issues you face can actually lead to finding new territories of excitement and can energize your sex life dramatically.” ~ The Lazy Lover Syndrome by Scott (of Journey to Surrender) guest blogging on The Romantic Vineyard.


Understanding when strengths and virtues clash ~ The Strength of Strengths  (from Assume Love) 



{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Sis June 6, 2012 at 6:43 am

I needed this, I don’t know how many times I’ve told myself I’m not good enough to be a writer, yet I keep writing blogs and saying I’m not a writer. I am a writer!


Julie Anne June 6, 2012 at 9:34 am

I’m attempting Jeff Goins writer series as well, and I like how you are attributing it to other things… I want to do that, to my crafting!! :)


Patty Newbold June 8, 2012 at 7:51 am

Great quote, Lori! And I join you in both declarations:
1. I am a writer.
2. I am a generous wife.
Nothing can stop me!


The Generous Wife June 8, 2012 at 10:37 am

Wow, so many writers! I’m enjoying his series and the sense of community that comes from a challenge.

@Julie Anne I am a crafter too! :)


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