A Letter to Mrs. R

Do you need to write a letter to the critical, negative voice inside your head that continually tells you that you can’t write, or teach, or sing, or do whatever you want to do?  I think it’s important for each of us to confront that voice by writing to whoever is blocking your dream.  After reading my letter, perhaps you’d like to share your letter.

Dear Mrs. R:

Thanks for nothing.

I just wanted to let you know that you messed me up when you said I couldn’t write.  I was just a sixth grader, after all.

I’m writing this letter to let you know that, in fact, I can write.  I’ve written six books now, plus hundreds of articles, web content, blogs, white papers, and special reports.

Who were you to tell me what I could do or couldn’t do?

And why did I believe you?

So, I just wanted to let you know.  I’ve done just fine in spite of you.  And I hope other writers can say the same things to their critical sixth grade teachers, their disbelieving parents, and their naysaying friends.

No one can tell me what I can do or can’t do.  So there.

Who do you need to address in your letter?

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