Every dreamer is afraid that the world doesn’t really need whatever it is they are working on.
I’m afraid of that right now as I write my book.
The fear is that your dream will prove to be about as necessary to the world as the items in the Sky Mall catalog. (Does anyone need a showerhead that has a built-in neon light to change the color of the water? No, no they don’t.)
But let me give you a quick response to this fear that has helped me continue marching through the project I’m engaged in right now.
Does the world need your dream?
Maybe. Maybe not. But that doesn’t matter yet. Why?
Because you need it.
The book you’re writing is extremely critical to you.
The dream you’re growing is wildly necessary for you.
The question of whether the world needs it is moot. You need it. To do it. To complete it. To wrestle the demon of doubt and know that you made it through.
“Does the world need your dream?” is the wrong question to ask first. The right question is “Do I need this dream?” And if the answer is “yes,” and it should be if you’re working on the right thing, then keep working.