I enjoy making Youtube videos. In fact I Love it!
This year Iâ€™ve set a goal for creating 52 videos. So far Iâ€™ve been pretty good at publishing a video a week. However, itâ€™s just been a month into this year and Iâ€™ve hit my first dip.
It was a battle to get my last video out. Just the very thought of setting up the camera, getting in front of it, doing my song & dance, made me want to slump onto a sofa and Netflix. It got just too much.
You know what Iâ€™m talking about. Youâ€™ve been there.
Have you ever brought home a treadmill and let it gather dust in the attic? Ever quite a diet, a course of yoga, a meditation practice? Have you ever bailed out on a call to embark upon a spiritual practice, Have you every wanted to be a mother, a doctor, an advocate for the weak and helpless; Did you ever want to run for office, crusade for the planet, campaign for world peace or to preserve the environment? Are you a writer who doesnâ€™t write, a painter who doesnâ€™t paint, An entrepreneur who never starts a venture? ~ Steven Pressfield, the War of Art
Yes? Then youâ€™ve been there. So, how does one get over this Resistance? How do I climb out of this dip?
Well, like many things in life, give yourself permission to fall in Love, over time.
â€œOver Timeâ€ is key.
Donâ€™t keep asking yourself over and over again, â€œIs this my passion? Do I Love this? I mean that guy in this book/picture/youtube video, surely loves exercising/running a business/creating videos therefore I should too. But I think I donâ€™t. I just better go do something else.â€œ
Just like anything that youâ€™re willing to warm up to, give it time. Remind yourself why you do it in the first place and what feels good about it.
For myself, I love it when my Youtube video is finished and looks so good. Furthermore it feels brilliant when itâ€™s published for the world to see. And I go bonkers when I get a comment that the video has actually helped someone!
Realise, it doesnâ€™t have to be love at first sight. Sure, I donâ€™t always love the process of creating and fine-tuning the video. But hey, I like it all well enough. Thatâ€™s what matters. And if I stay on the path long enough I will be rewarded with falling in love. Once I do, the minor irritants wonâ€™t bother me anymore and Love will conquer all.
So, whatâ€™s stopping you now from falling in Love now? And what are you going to do about it?