I did it again!!!
Yep, I caught myself obsessing over some information I’ve been working on and all of a sudden I just stopped and started laughing at myself. I told myself some time back that I would stop obsessing about things. You know, thinking that it has to be perfect before I actually put it out for all the world to see.
I’m not saying to not put any thought into your content or to not want your video to be the best it can be. That’s not what I’m saying at all. What I am saying is that in our minds, our material is never good enough. If we continue to hold ourselves back until it reaches the level of perfection we believe it should be then it might take us six months to get anything published at all.
The Real You
If I have learned anything at all since starting my journey online it’s that you need to just be you. People love stories and people relate to people. So just like in this post, I’m sharing with you my own experiences of what I caught myself doing the other day and I have a feeling that a few of you can relate.
This is probably going to make some good conversation in the comment section wouldn’t you agree? Do all of my posts have to be about teaching you how to do something? I mean I’m one learning machine but sometimes I just need to be able to express myself or for that matter even tell on myself. Darn it, and here I was thinking I was perfect. Okay, you can stop laughing now!!!
People can definitely relate to people right? Wouldn’t you agree that you can relate to someone’s content more when they are sharing their own experiences? I know for me if I read a post or watch a video and that person is sharing their own experiences then it makes me feel much more relaxed. What do you know, these people really are human beings.
Sometimes we worry too much with making each post we write perfect or we think the video we just shot didn’t catch our good side. A good bit of the time what we think of our content and our videos, others aren’t thinking the same thing.
What I Have Learned
Most of you guys know that I love to learn. So when I learn something new I love to share it. I’ll even write content around some questions I’ve received through email from people because I just figure if they want to know about this then I’m sure others would want to know too. That’s where I get a lot of my ideas for my posts.
I have stopped obsessing about whether it will be well received or not because I don’t know one blogger out there that everyone loves every single one of their posts. Some will go over better than others. You just need to stay true to yourself, share what you think will be the most beneficial to your readers and let it go. Trust me, if it’s really that horrible and they are your blogging buddies, they’ll let you know.
Okay, I’m Done
You got off scott free with this post. It’s a little shorter then what I normally write but I had to tell on myself. I need to be held accountable and who better to do that then you guys! If I put it all out there for the world to see, I won’t revert back to my old ways. I’ll be much more aware of what I’m doing and it will be much easier from this point forward.
Have you been this hard on yourself? Do you obsess over each post or video that you shoot? I know when we are just starting out we are so hard on ourselves. It really does get better with time but we are always a work in progress. At least I would like to think that we are.
Time to let your guard down. Let me know who else has had to work through this so I won’t feel like the Lone Ranger!!! Tonto to the rescue, I’m on my way!
See ya later guys and have a wonderful day!