This video and this blog have been about 17 years in the making, I have literally just been thinking about starting my YouTube / blogging journey for this long.
I know neither this blog nor the video are anywhere near perfect, but I was suffering from paralysis due to analysis all those years. I was suffering from the lack of self confidence and from procrastination, but no more.
In my mind everything had to be perfect and maybe I might have thought that I was not good enough, but then one day I came to the realisation that I had to just make a start regardless. I'm very aware that time is passing at an increasingly alarming rate the older I get and that my time on this earth is limited. I have to use my fear, I have to use everything I have to motivate myself to move forward.
I think this blog and the video are just good enough and just good enough is fine to me now. I was never going to become a champion filmographer or a successful blogger over night. I have come to believe that success is a process and like most things, it only requires practise and practise makes perfect.
I have to be serious about and committed to this and all of my endeavours. I have to be strong in my convictions and I have to give less of a damn what other people think. So my aim is to make more videos, blog posts and at some point I might just crack it. I'm not going to focus on the past anymore or try to speculate about the future.
To paraphrase one of my new favourite role models, Alex Hormozi, its the cumulative effect of the mundane tasks, that will lead you to success. Most people would like to concentrate on the shiney and sexy and they tend to over look simple hard work when they dream about success and I was no exception.
The success Gurus out there will tell you that in order to become successful, you have to start with altering your mindset to invite success. For me, I think I can compare it to when I gave up smoking. I woke up one day about 16 years ago and decided that I was a non smoker and I quit smoking there and then. I woke up recently and decided that I will become successful and I believe this with conviction. Sometimes you have to fake it till you make it.
I'm invested - I'm all in, you can't afford to go about it with half measures, you have to dedicate yourself to what ever cause it is that you are pursuing, be it material success, spiritual or fitness success or anything for that matter.
We all have the potential to change the trajectory of our lives if we want to, it is all up to us. Will there be times when you doubt whether you are doing the right thing? Will it be hard work or will you face obstacles along the way? Yes is the answer to all of those question, but it is all part of the journey. If you want to improve the quality of your life and your loved ones, you have get off your arse and to take the first step. Don't over think it like I did and stay a passenger on your own ship, be the captain of your own fate.
I'll leave you with a quote that I recently heard:
A good plan violently executed now,
Is better than a perfect plan next week
(General George S. Patton Jnr)