I had a thousand reasons why this article should not have been written.
Family stuff, kids, poor equipment to record the video, etc.
However, I made a commitment to my coach that I will write 2 articles each week & make an accompanying video for each blog post.
And as a result, I’m here today.
This is not a new lesson for me.
As a matter of fact, I already have an article on why everyone needs a boss.
But this experience has made it all the more real to me — and I can see more and more how vital it is to have someone to support you through your work.
I could have made excuses to say that I don’t have good lighting for my videos, a good mic for audio quality, nice background, etc. etc.
And guess what, I would have been right.
But by deciding to rise above myself & rebel against my discomfort, I’ve been able to put myself out there in a way that I couldn’t have imagined even 1 week ago.
Making excuses simply empowers me to become an expert at the art of generating excuses.
And that’s what I want to share with you today: Rise above yourself.
Push through the blocks and limitations.
Most obstacles we see are a creation of our own thoughts rather than an indication of reality.
Did I make the best video on YouTube? No. But I made a video.
Is my lighting good? No. But you can see my face.
Is the audio quality the best it could be? No. But you can hear me.
Is the background good & professional? No. But it’s clean.
All that matters is that I made the video. And I wrote this article.
The more I practice, the better I get.
The audio quality will improve when I buy better mics.
The video quality will improve when I get a better camera.
Lighting will improve as I build my studio.
So there’s an opportunity for all of these things to be attained.
But if I had missed the opportunity to do this video or write this article today, I would never have got back today.
Cos today is just 1. And that’s why you must make the best use of it.
By making that commitment to my coach, I simply knew I couldn’t fail him.
So I encourage you today —- get some support.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
A simple promise to someone else will help you keep your own promises to yourself.