Scared.Saturday, January 02, 2016
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One of my goals for this year is to write an article and submit it to an academic journal. Today I took a look at the journal I would like to submit to, and I very seriously considered scratching that off my to-do list. Everyone who has been published in that journal is either a professor or a PhD graduate, meanwhile I'm fresh out of grad school, and I'm still recovering from that trying experience.
I've mentioned several times that I don't want to be mediocre, I want to be great. But being great takes some serious guts. It's easy to set goals, but when it comes to tackling them it often means facing a fear, which has never really been my strong suit. I'm more of a 'go with the flow' kind of girl, which means that facing my fears goes against my nature.
I want to push myself out of my comfort zone, and try new things so I can grow as a person. So while I don't think I'll be submitting an article to that specific journal, I think it's still important to find another journal that meets my criteria. Even though I'm going to alter my target a bit, I think it's still important to try and meet my goal.
What's my point? I'm scared. But I'm going to do it anyhow.