What Would You Have to Say?

If you were struggling to overcome your fears and had to write a letter to yourself, what would you have to say? For some people, this would be a serious challenge. That’s how I felt when I completed this personal assignment two and a half weeks ago after feeling frustrated about some setbacks and unaccomplished goals in 2015 due to my fears. I found this creative exercise to be very empowering not only to write, but to also recite aloud, feeling a positive shift in my mindset and attitude as my self-confidence grew during this time period. I intend to write another letter on 1 January 2016 to begin the New Year with some motivation and optimism. Anywho, here’s my response to the question above.

Take care and be blessed.


29 November 2015

Dear Bill:

This letter you’re holding in your hands isn’t a future-dated document you wrote to yourself noting and celebrating the things you accomplished in the past. No, it was written earlier today and that you’ll be reading aloud on a daily basis. This document will serve as your personal reminder that now is the time for you to 1) become motivated, 2) get off your procrastinating ass, and 3) take consistent action to create the life you want to live.

This may sound harsh, my friend, but at times you can be your own worst enemy. You’re a talented individual who has achieved some impressive goals in the past, but you’re impeding your own progress to achieve your present and future aspirations. You’re allowing negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions to interfere with your life, denying yourself the happiness, the prosperity, the tranquility, and the love you deserve. It makes you sick inside living in constant fear about what you want to do, but always hesitating to do so. This has been your toughest battle. It’s acceptable to acknowledge your fears but it’s unacceptable for you to live in fear. You cannot continue going on this way; you know that you deserve better, and you can and will do better!

Here’s what will occur, Bill, every day you wake up and witness another sunrise and sunset. It’s necessary that you heed these words. You will be stepping outside of your comfort zone to do the uncomfortable things until they become comfortable. You will not be afraid to ask others for assistance because you cannot accomplish what you want to do alone. You will have to make necessary sacrifices of your time to advance your personal development. You will motivate yourself every day to do something that progresses you towards achieving your goals. You will not allow anyone, including yourself, to deny you the happiness, the prosperity, the tranquility, and the love you deserve. You will create the vision of the person you desire to become, which will serve as your daily guidance until the image comes into fruition. You will employ your current talents and discover new skills and knowledge to make a positive impact in this world, helping others to live their best lives.

I say all this, Bill, because I want the very best for you. Let’s get started, my friend.


Bill Holmes


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Poet, writer, therapist, and ESSENCE Best Selling and future New York Times Best Selling author.
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