Some people make the act of writing more difficult by simply THINKING that writing is difficult—and that they’re poor writers. They psych themselves out before they even lift a pen or strike a key. The solution is to fight fire with fire: Psych yourself UP by developing the reverse attitude just before you begin the project. Say to yourself: “Who cares what anybody thinks about my writing. The main goal here is to get the proposal [or whichever project you are working on] finished and off my desk.” Next, write a brief outline of the points you must cover. Keep it simple. Once you’ve covered the points, stop writing. You’re done. Concentrate on completing the project, not how well it’s written. I say this because almost to a one, the people I meet are much better writers than they think they are. You’re your own worst critic!