You Want It, Then Go For It

There will always be someone who puts you down, expects more of you or disapproves of how you live life. Sometimes it is even the people closest to you, that’s ok because it teaches a lesson that everyone deserves to learn. Not everyone will support you. Honestly, they do not need to because it only needs to be you. Staying up late at night working toward your goals, exercising to build your mind and body, scheduling meetings and creating content that will aid in building, whatever it is you want. To some, this sounds gruelling, but sorry, that’s the way it is following the status quo is simple, pursuing your dreams is a different game entirely.

In the beginning, no one is going to write the first blog post, record the vlog or finish the website for you unless finances allow these options. Yet, I encourage against investing all financial resources into these things as it doesn’t teach failure. Failure will inspire you to do more, tweak plans in addition to propelling you forward. As long as it is a tool rather than a knockout punch, which depends on how much you are willing to put in to achieve goals.

Failure

To some failure will cause them to give up, switch to another idea or take time off. Options that keep people spinning their tires instead of changing gears. To change gears means to understand that things won’t always go as we want them to, but that’s the beauty of it all. When a post goes in a different direction, a deal falls through a course doesn’t get any students, take this information as ways to make them better. Don’t let it put you down for the count.

How?

If you are wondering how to do this, here are a few ways to try. The first is asking users for feedback about the material. Take their feedback, with a neutral stance rather than an emotional one, remember they are not saying these things about you directly.

When there isn’t an audience, review your content as you would someone else’s. A little strenuous, since there is an emotional connection to the work. Keep that down as much as possible, by looking at it when you’re in the right headspace and mentally clear. I do this by reading or watching the content first thing in the morning because it’s when the mind is fresh. Sometimes it helps to meditate right before as well to get out of all the stories going on or mental chatter.

If the failure is not being able to create, then write about something irrelevant, record yourself talking, video for the sake of videoing, go exercise. Instead of sitting down engaging in distractions like scrolling social media or watching Netflix as a way to cope with the mental block, doing activities will get the creative juices flowing.

Believe In Yourself

That said, know that it’s all about the small steps. Things you normally wouldn’t see as victories or progress will be the ones that matter most. Everything that we do no matter how big or small leads us to something better on the path to achieving our goals. So, when all else fails, change from neutral to drive and propel yourself forward every day.

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Ethan is a self-motivated McGill graduate with strong technical expertise, social & digital marketing experience. His work relies on strong communication skills and experience interacting with various levels of stakeholders. Skills: Adept at creating device-adaptive websites and compelling e-commerce stores. Over 8 years of experience in communications, videography and web design, with a thorough understanding of cross-media processes from concept to completion.

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