Challenging Your Own Limitations

Doesn't challenge doesn't change

I like challenging myself to doing things that I think that I can’t do.  Even if I am almost guaranteed that I will end up disappointed at the end of it all, I still like doing it.  I don’t know if that makes me a gluten for punishment or a naïve eternal optimist.  Whichever one it makes me, I think that in the end I am all the better for the challenges.  Either I fail and learn what I did wrong to fail and fix it, or I surprise even myself and succeed at something I had anticipated failing.

An experience is an experience, whether it is a good one or a bad one.  Since I have just recently started writing poetry again, I think that I am going to challenge myself to do the NaPoWriMo, the equivalent to NaNoWriMo except you don’t end up with a novel at the end of 30 days but rather 30 poems.  It’s 1 poem a day and I would say “how hard can that be” except I know exactly how hard it is to write a good poem.

So this weekend think about what challenges you plan on making for yourself and how you can push yourself to be better and do something that maybe you didn’t even realize you could do.  Perhaps you will join the NaPoWriMo challenge with me or maybe you will even do the Camp NaNoWriMo challenge in preparation for National Novel Writing Month in November.

Even if it is a challenge that you’ve made up all your own, just make sure that you challenge yourself regularly.  Don’t get comfortable where you are right now in your writing, or in your career, if it’s not where you are planning to stay! Share your challenges here, I would love to hear about them.  Stay blessed and have a challenge filled weekend!


Jimmetta Carpenter

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2 thoughts on “Challenging Your Own Limitations”

  1. Challenges build character! This week I finally started making serious progress toward self publishing my first novel. I bought a domain for my blog. I contacted a number of freelance editors and forwarded sample chapters to a few to get quotes. I made an appointment with an accountant to get all my questions about forming my own publishing company answered. Small steps but big scary ones at the same time! This is how we grow as writers and as humans!

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