I may or may not have just started a vlog. How terrifying is that. Cameras are about the most frightening thing ever and it is excruciating to actually listen to yourself. Plus, when I speak, I use fillers an alarming amount of time. It is difficult when you have not been in front of a camera much, but how many times can you use the filler, umm… before the grammar police start wailing their sirens. In other news, I did it. Cue my Perfection: The Dream Killer post. I may or may not let my fear of perception hold me back. I do kind of want to do all of this. I think podcasting, blogging and vlogging are all wonderful creative outlets and I am still finding mine. Maybe one or all, whose to say at this point. All I know is I did a thing and I am proud of myself for that step.
Check out Will Smith’s video on moving past fear.
“At the point of maximum danger is the point of minimum fear.”
“The best things in life are on the other side of terror.”
For me, public speaking in any capacity is maximum fear. I am an ENFP and extremely extroverted in certain circumstances. I also feel my neck heating and my stomach turning at the thought of speaking to a large group of people. Baby steps. I realize recording something in the privacy of my home is not nearly as courageous as stepping on a stage. My husband does it often and I am astounded by his fearlessness. No, I am not yelling from the rooftops, but I did something that is difficult for me.
And, if there is anything I have learned in this life, it is this.
No one is born perfect at anything. We only become better by trying again. And again. Falling down and getting back up even when it is hard. Only from trying and failing can we achieve the goals we set for ourselves.
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