Here’s how I know you levelled up at KidLitVic2018:
1. Your Confidence Temporarily Dropped
If you’ve been successful in the past, and for some reason feel derailed, don’t take that as a sign you’re on the wrong path. Chances are, you’ve levelled up without realizing it.
When you’ve had a chance to process the new information you have received, your life will improve. You’ll become more competent, successful, and confident. Your interactions with other people will be far deeper and more meaningful.
2. You Began to Question Yourself and Your Goals
At some point, you might have begun to question yourself and the path you’re on. Firstly, if you can put into practice what you learnt at KidLitVic2018, you will be living at a much higher and more powerful level than ever before. You’re just adjusting to what that means.
For a while, it will feel like you’re going through the motions. But your brain has been exposed to higher level thinking and when you start writing again, you will have so much momentum that muscle memory will take over to make you think differently about your work.
You levelled-up for a reason. You learned how to do things other people who didn’t attend haven’t discovered. Everything you’ve done has brought you to this point. Now is your time to rise to the challenge.
3. What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There
New information brings an opportunity to flow forward. It allows for more angles on the same beautiful experiences, relationships, and meanings you’ve had in the past. It makes you a better author or illustrator.