I’ve always wanted to make videos.
Always (here’s the proof).
And I spent a good two years doing just that.
But somewhere along the way I lost track of why I was doing it in the first place and decided to just give up. It started with good intentions, but I realised that my ego and pride was starting to step in and steal the show (as they always do).
And after two years of not making videos, I’m finding it extremely difficult to build back the habit. As if I’ve never even touched a camera in my life.
And the excuses just keep coming in.
Over and over again.
You’re not good enough anymore.
Everyone else has surpassed your skill-set.
There’s nothing unique about who you are.
There is already too much video out there.
Wake up and get real!
I guess it’s true what they say.
Creating habits is just like building muscle – the less you do it, the more it atrophies. I’ve been toying with the idea of making low quality (iPhone shot) daily videos to get back into the habit. To repair the damage i’ve done by quitting years ago. But then I get scared and feel vulnerable. So i’ll wait on it for now.
Even if do do it, they will suck for a long time.
There’s no doubt about that.
But at the end of the day, anything worth doing is worth doing poorly – until that is… you become really good at it. I guess that’s just how life works.
There’s no other way.
The more we do the better we get.
Nothing is easy… and most honest work takes a lot of courage.
I’m always scared I’ll fail or not deliver.
But you just have to try.
Writing these articles every week is not easy.
I never know if my readers will enjoy what I have to say.
But I always try my best.
At the very least, I always start with clear intentions.
To try and help as many people as possible live up to their fullest potential.
So if you’ve ever wanted to try anything new.
Try to the best of your abilities.
So when the world points their finger at you and tries to let you know that you aren’t worth anything (they are wrong, you’re worth a lot) – at the very least you’ll let your work speak for itself. Regardless if you’re good or not yet.
Effort is everything.
So I challenge you to do one thing you’ve always wanted to do.
Be it writing every single day (as I do with my blog), or making your own Youtube channel and posting videos weekly. It can be anything your heart desires.
Whatever it is, I challenge you.
You’ll suck at it at first.
But that’s ok.
Creating daily habits towards your best life is the most beautiful thing.