Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.
I’m contemplating, reflecting on the feeling or experience of “putting myself out there”, sharing online, writing this Blog and recently starting a YouTube channel.
It’s difficult, amazing, fun, hard, and very humbling. It’s humbling because part of me wants or needs success, and I’m told that success is measured in views and reads: the more subscribers, the more engagement, click-throughs… and so on. Numbers measure how successful I am.
But on reflection…
That’s not why I started these things. I get caught up in posts like “How to grow your channel”, and I forget that I started it for fun, to share, to grow and to challenge myself.
So, I have given myself a reality check. If I want to keep going, I need to remind myself that success comes from within, not externally.
Success – gets the best of us. It questions our own beliefs, makes us feel not good enough, makes us compare – and I don’t want to be part of that.
My creativity and the way I share is mine. I don’t have to follow a formula or pattern that someone says makes a successful blog of vlog…
I’m going to be strong, and do what I want – because that is valid. What and how I want to share isn’t measured in numbers.
That’s me this week. I little wake-up call. Standing up for myself, being my best friend, listening to my own advice.
If you want to know what I think more extensively on the topic, I’ve written a 2 part blog on success: linked below:
Put yourself out there, share if you want to, but choose your own success.
Catch you next time.